Construction gets under way for ‘new inclusive’ Greystones playground

The Greystones South Beach Playground (GSB) Committee and Wicklow County Council have announced that construction has officially started on a new, inclusive playground for Greystones.

The construction will continue throughout the spring, with an objective to have the playground ready-to-go by the end of June this year.

The playground is set to be a space where children of all abilities can play side-by-side, with the following features:

  • Toddler play area
  • Large sand pit with wheelchair access
  • dual ziplines
  • wheelchair swing
  • Activity set with climbing frames
  • Tube slides
  • Sensory Garden
  • Ball court

Niamh Egan, Chair of the GSB Committee said, “This is a thrilling week for us. For two years now we have been planning, fundraising, and consulting with various community groups to ensure that the playground we are delivering really lives up to its promise.”

Committee member Councillor Jennifer Whitmore remarked, “The wonderful Greystones community, along with Wicklow County Council and our generous donors, really pulled together to make the dream of new playground come true! Seeing the construction begin this week has just made it that much more real, and I am looking forward to following the progress throughout the next few months.”

Michael Nicholson, Director of Services Community, Cultural & Social Development of WCC said, “Wicklow County Council is proud to be behind this, and will be eagerly following the progress from construction site to magic playground for our community.”

The playground aims to help children of all abilities to play side-by-side.

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