Town Park Playground’s €47,000 Extension Officially Opened

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Jim Finucane officially opens the extension to Tralee Town Park’s playground on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

KERRY County Council has officially opened a new extension to the playground in Tralee Town Park which includes specialised play equipment for children with disabilities and special needs.

Kerry County Council received grant aid of €12,000 from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the upgrade of the playground, which was officially opened today by the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane.

He was joined by fellow councillors, Council officials and children from Moyderwell Mercy and Presentation Primary Schools. The Presentation pupils were taking part in a Tidy Towns clean-up to coincide with the opening.


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A further €20,000 was provided from the Community Support Fund and the sponsorship of Nivea Ireland provided €15,000 towards the project.

Kerry County Council worked closely with local schools and Enable Ireland to develop the inclusive and accessible facility. Kompan Ireland Ltd designed and constructed the facility.

The new play facility in the Town Park playground.

Mayor Finucane said the new extension to the playground represents a wonderful addition to the existing amenity and he thanked all those in bringing the project to fruition.

‘This is a really valuable addition to the playground and provides specially designed equipment for children with particular needs. It will provide a wonderful play experience for those visiting the Town Park,’ he said.

Kerry County Council is currently undertaking a public survey on the future development of the 35-acre Tralee Town Park which will feed into the formation of a new strategy on the park.





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