Griffeen Valley Park playspace opens after months of construction

Griffeen Valley Park playspace opens after months of construction

By Aura McMenamin

The new Griffeen Valley Park playspace opened today after months of construction.

Mayor Paul Gogarty posted photos of people enjoying the new facility in the Lucan park this afternoon

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Mayor Gogarty said: “Myself and [cllr] Liona O’Toole put in a lot of work as did other councillors to get it done.

“It looks brilliant. It’s full of kids already and I hope everyone enjoys it.”

The playspace is one of many which have been opened recently as part of South Dublin County Council’s plan to create more playing areas within areas across the community.

Fine Gael cllr Liona O’Toole added: “The numbers have turned out. It’s definitely been needed in Lucan, so well done to everybody.”

Following feedback from the public, it was decided the playground would be increased in size, have additional equipment, a modern open plan design with more free play and active play areas and additional equipment for children aged six to 12.

Fine Gael councillor William Lavelle confirmed on Sunday that following a final safety inspection, the park would be open this week.

Writing on Facebook he said: “Having repeatedly campaigned for four years to upgrade the playground I am delighted to see project now delivered!”