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People’s Park senior play area re-opens

Press release   •   Sep 30, 2019 08:30 BST

School children from Ballymena and Castle Tower were the first to try out the new equipment.

The senior play area in People's Park, which has been partially refurbished, was officially reopened on Friday (27 September).

The work carried out in this first phase on the senior play area totalled £120,000.

School children from Ballymena and Castle Tower were the first to try out the new equipment.

Mayor Maureen Morrow, said: "I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the re-opening of this fabulous play park.

"The People's Park is exactly that - a place for people.

“It is heart-warming to see children of all abilities coming together and enjoying the facilities on offer." 

Alderman Audrey Wales MBE said: "Public parks play an extremely important role in many communities, providing young families and children with safe and exciting spaces to enjoy and interact with each other – and the new senior play area in People’s Park does just that.

"From babies through to our older visitors, we aim to provide a safe, clean, well maintained facility for all and this newly refurbished play space demonstrates the Councils commitment to our parks and open spaces."

Next year will see People's park turn 150 years old with further plans in the process of being developed to make it a destination park.

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