A new playground is coming to Carrigtwohill and the Community Council is seeking the opinion of the residents on the layout of the park.
Spearheaded by the Community Council, it is planned to relocate the current play area from the car park at the Community Centre to the all-weather pitch.
Tucked behind the Centre is a patch of land which, over time, the Community Council plan on developing further to give Carrigtwohill a recreational amenity of which the entire community can be proud.
Playground Project Committee member, Shane Lynch, said the initial costs for the playground could be in the region of €150,000.
While the project is not yet ready for construction, the group say they are currently seeking sponsorships, donations and ideas from the public on how to proceed. The current playground, a 15 year old structure, is past its useful life and in need of replacement.
The playground, one of Carrigtwohill’s jewels, is so well loved and used that the play furniture is in need of replacing.
The Community Council is collaborating with Cork County Council on planning the project, and is seeking donations and grants to help get it built.
Right now there are gaps in the play furniture at the town’s play area, as it is not suitable for use by children who are wheelchair bound or have other physical or intellectual disabilities.
The community response to the project has been positive so far, with almost €10,000 raised from door to door collections.
The Carrigtwohill Playground Committee say they would like the Project to mirror the recently built all-ability playground in Cobh.
An all-inclusive playground looks just like a regular playground, but small adaptive changes make it more accessible for special needs children to enjoy.
The group of six say they will work with all community groups to discuss what they require.
Anyone wishing to get involved in the venture, can contact the group by email at carrigtwohillplayground@gmail.com or by phoning 087-2195666

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