Limerick Playgrounds Reopen – Pictured above is Mungret Playground. Picture: Kris Luszczki
All Council-owned Playgrounds and Exercise Equipment reopen across Limerick
Limerick City and County Council is pleased to announce the re-opening of its playgrounds, skate parks, and adult exercise equipment.
Over the past number of days, council crews have been sanitising the equipment and cleaning the areas ahead of their re-opening, while some minor repairs also had to be carried out.
Playgrounds had been closed since March as part of government directives aimed at reducing the spread of Covid-19.
They were due to re-open in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to recovery on 29 June, however, the government announced late last week that they could re-open as part of an expanded Phase 2.
The Council had not provided supervision of playgrounds and skate parks prior to them being closed, and this won’t change as they re-open. Cleaning regimes will also remain as agreed prior to Covid-19.
New signage has been erected at each play/ exercise area advising parents to make sure they bring hand sanitiser with them on their visit to the playground and to ensure their children adhere to social/ physical distancing.
The Council is advising that all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Bring their own sanitiser and regularly clean their children’s hands and proper respiratory hygiene and social/ physical distancing.
Opening hours are per normal and are available on-site or on Limerick.ie and we are calling on everyone who uses the equipment, young or old to mind the various pieces of equipment for the enjoyment of everyone.
The Council understands that community-run playgrounds have also re-opened, with new signage also erected outlining rules and regulations regarding hand sanitisers and social distancing.
A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council said, “The Council is advising that all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Bring their own sanitiser and regularly clean their children’s hands and proper respiratory hygiene and social/ physical distancing.”
List of locations of Council-owned playgrounds
|Adult Exercise Equipment||Baggot Estate Walk Ballinacurra|
|Adult Exercise Equipment||Canal Bank to UL Cycleway/ Walkway|
|Adult Exercise Equipment||Castletroy Park|
|Adult Exercise Equipment||Demesne, Newcastle West|
|Adult Exercise Equipment||Mungret Park|
|Adult Exercise Equipment||Shannon Fields Walk Corbally|
|MUGA (multi Use Games Area)||Abbeyfeale|
|MUGA (multi Use Games Area)||Cappamore|
|MUGA (multi Use Games Area)||Hospital|
|MUGA (multi Use Games Area)||Moyross|
|MUGA (multi Use Games Area)||Patrickswell|
|MUGA (multi Use Games Area)||Rathkeale|
|Playground||Moyross Millennium Park|
|Playground||O’Brien Park, Clare Street|
|Skate Park||Mount Kennett|
|Skate Park||Newcastle West|
For more information on Limerick’s playgrounds, click here
For more stories on Mungret Park, click here