Plans have been confirmed for a major state-of-the-art upgrade for a Co Armagh children’s play park – at a cost of £250,000!
Lurgan Park, the largest park in Ireland after the Phoenix Park in Dublin, has been earmarked for this huge investment and work is due to begin next week.
The Park hosts an expansive man-made lake and 5km of pathways through mature woodland and open grassland.
It was once part of the Brownlow estate and is still overlooked by Brownlow Castle today. Located just off the M1, Lurgan Park already draws visitors from outside the borough
And the new play park renovation will make the site even more attractive to locals and visitors from further afield.
The refurbished play park is set to be ABC Council’s most inclusive play facility to date.
With all play parks in Northern Ireland currently closed, now is an opportune time for work to begin on the site.
All other areas of Lurgan Park will be unaffected by the works, but the existing play park will remain closed for several months to accommodate the work.
As is the current advice with the Covid-19 play park closures, families with children are encouraged to use the rest of the open space in the park for natural play.
Barring Covid-19 restrictions, it is hoped that the brand new play park will be complete and ready to welcome children in November.
Lord Mayor Kevin Savage said: “Like all of us, our children have been through a lot in the last few months.
“This investment in Lurgan is very welcome and it is something for families to really look forward to.
“The council’s play strategy has been delivering fantastic play projects and infrastructure over the last few years, and now more than ever I believe children – and their parents! – will appreciate being able to get back to this type of play.”