North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the reopening of Charleville playground, following an extensive refurbishment works project.
The refurbishment works cost in the region of €130,000, funded by Cork County Council and a €100,000 grant under the Government’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2018.
The completed works included 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 car park to the playground is scheduled to be developed.
The works were carried out by Browne Brothers Site Services Ltd. On top of the completed 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.
Commenting on the refurbishment works, Cllr. O’Shea said: “I have seen the completed works and it is a fantastic job. Cork County Council has put a focus on playgrounds across the communities, knowing the importance of communal features and their role in recreation and socialisation. Charleville now has a first-rate playground that I know will be utilised by the community in the town and wider areas.”