Tannaghmore Gardens play park set for £250,000 revamp

John Hooks


John Hooks



ARMAGH City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council announces plans for a £250,000 refurbishment to the children’s play park in Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon.

Tannaghmore Gardens and Rare Breed Animal Farm will receive investment of a quarter of a million pounds to upgrade the children’s play park.

The attraction is popular with schools and families all year round, with a rare breeds animal farm, maze, and large play park which has been loved by children for years, but has now been identified as due for an upgrade.

Council, along with Farrans and Garden Escapes, are currently seeking opinions from local schools and community groups on the final designs to ensure that it is suitable for local needs. The play park renovation will make the area an even more attractive destination for locals and with its convenient location just off the M1 it is sure to attract visitors from outside the borough too.

The play park at Tannaghmore will be closed for a few months to accommodate the work, during which time children can use the nearby Kinnego Marina play park which was upgraded in 2018. The other areas of Tannaghmore Gardens, including the rare breeds animal farm, will be unaffected by the works.

It is hoped that work will be complete by July so that children will be able to enjoy the brand new park during the summer holidays.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Julie Flaherty, commented: “I am so excited to see the plans for the new play park in Tannaghmore! This facility will represent the largest investment in fixed play so far in ABC Council, and I am pleased that it will be tailored for specific age groups with areas for young children and toddlers, as well as more challenging play equipment, such as a zip line, for older children including teenagers.

“The inclusive play area has been designed for children of all needs, with sensory play panels and a fantastic wheelchair accessible in-ground trampoline.”

The £250,000 investment is part of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s £4.75m Play Strategy 2018-2026. The eight-year strategy puts ABC Council at the forefront of health, recreation and leisure in Northern Ireland, actively championing play to help improve understanding of its critical importance to children and young people.

For further information or to find out how to get involved in play in your area, contact Joan Noade, Play Development Officer, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council on joan.noade@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk or 075 1560 7472.

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