03 Jul National Play Day Tymon Park
I was delighted to be invited to the offical opening of the new redeveloped playspace in Tymon Park and see all the new facilities available to the children. This is a credit to the community and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
“Every child needs access to play areas. We are now focussing our support on those projects which are inclusive, accessible, safe and take into account the views of children and young people. Play areas must give a sense of adventure. They must compete with hi-tech games to bring excitement into the lives of our children which is why I welcome projects which are innovative”
“The benefits of play are well known – it is good for health, creates new friendships and brings excitement into young lives. With this funding it is my hope that another generation will get to know the joy of the playground”
The projects funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) include the upgrade and redevelopment of older play spaces, as well as new projects such as: the development of a percussions sensory play installation; the establishment of a youth water sports and adventure programme that targets disadvantaged, at risk and disabled youth; and the provision of accessible playground equipment that will enable children
with disabilities to use and enjoy their local playgrounds with friends and families.
Alison Casserly, Sports & Recreation Officier, South Dublin County Council spoke about the new playspace in Tymon Park ” We have agreat working relationship with the department and this site will have a new additional natural play area added to it over the next few months-funding for which we secured from the DCYA Capital funding”