The playground at South Green in Arklow will be upgraded with sensory equipment and a new inclusive play unit thanks to a grant received from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth under the Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation.
Arklow Municipal District has been awarded €15,162 following a successful application submitted to the Department.
Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District, Cllr Miriam Murphy, welcomed the funding saying: “It is great to see another one of our playgrounds in Arklow receiving an upgrade. A new Viking Ship was recently installed in the Seaview Avenue playground also. It is so important to have inclusive play units in our playgrounds as it gives children of all abilities the opportunity to participate in a safe environment.”
The funding was sought to compliment the great work that has been carried out by the Arklow Tidy Town group and the CBS transition year recently including a general clean up, painting, planting and removal of graffiti from the existing play equipment. They also plan to install a touch and smell planter section, perennial planters, climate change mural and a wildflower bug area which will be a great addition to the playground.