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Peoples park playground - Following an announcement from Cllr Catherine Slattery, the popular People's Park playground development will receive €150,000 funding as part of the 2022 Work Programme. Peoples park playground - Following an announcement from Cllr Catherine Slattery, the popular People's Park playground development will receive €150,000 funding as part of the 2022 Work Programme.

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€150,000 funding for new Peoples Park playground and other upgrades

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Peoples Park playground – Following an announcement from Cllr Catherine Slattery, the popular Peoples Park playground development will receive €150,000 funding as part of the 2022 Work Programme.

The People’s Park is one of seven parks in Limerick to receive upgrades under the 2022 Work Programme

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue

Peoples park playground - The People's Park is one of seven parks in Limerick to receive upgrades under the 2022 Work Programme
The People’s Park is one of seven parks in Limerick to receive upgrades under the 2022 Work Programme.

The popular People’s Park will receive €150,000 in funding as part of the 2022 Work Programme. 

The announcement comes following this month’s Metropolitan District meeting where much-needed improvements to the playground were brought to light. 

Limerick City and County Council Director of Service for Planning Nuala Gallagher addressed the questions raised and said that the council was currently seeking quotations from consultants to reach the new playground’s design phase.

The design phase will incorporate different ideas into the final design plan of the play area. As of now, the playground will be completely rebuilt and will have natural play elements.

The installation of a wheelchair friendly roundabout will be an important feature of the new playground, to make the park more accessible and inclusive.

The park will also see traditional waste bins replaced by new ‘heritage style’ waste bins, as well as the addition of volleyball posts.

The People’s Park is one of seven parks in Limerick to receive upgrades under the 2022 Work Programme, which carried out reviews and highlighted where park repairs were necessary. 

Among those receiving upgrades is Mungret Park, which will receive a mini forest plantation of 300 trees as part of the Limerick council’s Tree Planting Programme and improvements to the attraction’s dog park.

Arthurs Quay will receive an outdoor table-tennis table and a single basketball hoop.

O’Brien’s Park on Clare Street will receive a refurbished playground, a brand new basketball court and volleyball posts.

The long-overdue work on these parks will benefit the surrounding communities in numerous ways. Children will be able to interact at new and upgraded playgrounds and adults will be able to socialise in the new areas also.

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