Last week, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, officially opened the new Playspace at Old Bawn, Dodder Valley Park, writes Rachel Cunningham.
Councillor Emma Murphy was joined by local councillors, staff of South Dublin County Council and guests to celebrate this event.
The playspace focuses on the play needs of all children and has a specific areas for toddlers and younger children.
It consists of two flat swings, two cradle swings, a basket swing, a balance trail, a wobble belt bridge, a slide and a sand play area.
This is the first of three playspaces for Dodder Valley Park, in addition to the interconnecting play trail.
“Play is recognised as a vital activity for healthy child development,” said Mayor Murphy.
“Children also need time in nature for their physical and mental wellbeing. Integrating a playspace into this well used park has brought more life into it right throughout the day.”
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