Fun and games as South Beach Play­ground is of­fi­cially opened


The of­fi­cial open­ing of the South Beach Play­ground in Greystones took place last Mon­day, with a bless­ing by Rev David Mun­gavin and Fr Ger­ard Tyrrell.

Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris, Mem­bers of the com­mit­tee, Wick­low County Coun­cil, of­fi­cials, sup­port­ers, and, nat­u­rally, chil­dren, at­tended the launch this week.

The play­ground has been open for busi­ness since Au­gust af­ter a twoyear cam­paign. It was de­signed for chil­dren of ev­ery abil­ity and built around the core ethos of ‘side-by-side play’. Wick­low County Coun­cil played an in­te­gral part in mak­ing the play­ground a re­al­ity for the com­mu­nity. It man­aged the ten­der and build process. There was also fundrais­ing and com­mu­nity sup­port, in­clud­ing an in­cred­i­bly gen­er­ous do­na­tion from a lo­cal fam­ily.

High­lights in­clude the wheel­chair swing, a sen­sory path and mu­si­cal play area, tod­dler play ar­eas, a wheel­chair-ac­ces­si­ble sand fac­tory, a large ac­tiv­ity set with climb­ing frames and tube slides, swings, zi­plines, and a ball court com­plete with bas­ket­ball hoops and a foot­ball goal.

Greystones Tidy Towns pre­sent­ing a cheque to the com­mit­tee. From left: Mar­garet O’Cal­laghan, John Har­ring­ton, Ni­amh Egan, Cllr Jen­nifer Whit­more, Marie McCooey and Mar­guerite Twomey. Adele, Izzy, Zach and Ethan O’Neill. Rev David Mun­gavin and Fr Ger­ard Tyrrell.

Adele, Izzy and Zach O’Neill with Cllr Jen­nifer Whit­more.

Is­abelle, Olivia and Danielle Byrne

Cil­lian and Shane Cur­tis

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