North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the signing of contracts which signals the beginning of refurbishment works for Charleville playground. The cost of this project is €130,000 and is due to be completed by mid-July.
The works will include extensive refurbishment of the existing playground as well as new play equipment, new surfacing, enhanced accessibility, sensory equipment, seating and perimeter fencing. Walking access from the town park car park to the playground is also scheduled for development.
The works will be carried out by Browne Brothers Site Services Ltd of Loughlee, Carrigadrohid, Cork. On top of the planned works in the playground, Cork County Council is also advancing improvement plans to the Town Park which would include new walking paths, significant landscaping, public lighting, a featured grass mound area for children as well as an enhanced pedestrian access to the park.
Speaking this week, Cllr. O’Shea said: “This is very welcome news for Charleville and the plans for the refurbished playground are very exciting. Cork County Council has put a focus on playgrounds across its communities, knowing the importance of communal features and their role in recreation and socialisation. The refurbished playground will serve as a fantastic amenity for children in and around Charleville for many years to come. Plans by the Council to enhance the town park in Charleville are also very positive and I will work with the Council to ensure these works comes to fruition in the near future.”