Corkagh Park set for landmark playground after funds allocated

by Padraig Conlon

A local playground could become one of the finest in Dublin, after funding was allocated for its refurbishment.

Corkagh Park Playground is set to get extensive improvement works which will make it a “landmark playground” and help make Clondalkin a place to visit.

Details on the new playground were revealed by Fianna Fail Dublin Mid West TD John Curran, after he received information from South Dublin County Council about their plans.

“The council have informed me that the designs are very well advanced, and a tender process has concluded,” Deputy Curran told Dublin Gazette.

“A contractor is expected to be appointed in the coming weeks and for works to commence later in the year.

“As well as installing new surfacing, the revamped playground will be fully accessible to children with disabilities and will have a much wider range of equipment.

“It is also being expanded to include natural play areas. I have been informed by the council that it will have some unique and dramatic features, including water and that it will become a landmark playground in Dublin.”

Deputy Curran said many residents had raised concerns about the state of the local playground and its accessibility for children with disabilities.

“This is a very exciting time for Corkagh Park and Clondalkin,” he said.

“The playground at Corkagh had become dated in recent years, compared to new playgrounds that have been installed in the county such as Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan.

“Many residents had contacted my office in relation to the surface at the playground being inaccessible for children with disabilities and for buggies and prams, so I am delighted to hear that the surface and access is a priority for the council.

“On account of the size and scale of Corkagh Park the potential to create the park as a real destination place is huge and I am delighted that the council are making provisions for this.

“I will be calling on the council to include a number of improvements, including car park and foot path resurfacing, improved park entrances, toilet renovations and a CCTV upgrade along with the playground overhaul and I will continue to contact them.”

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