Lurgan Park Play Park Site Consultation

October 7, 2019 / News, Play
Lurgan Park Play Park Site Consultation

We asked

As part of Council’s Capital Play Development Programme, the play park in Lurgan Park has been designated for refurbishment with an investment of £250,000.

It was suggested that the current existing site (Site 1) might not be in the best location and a potential new site (Site 2) had been identified close to the entrance at Waves Leisure Complex, Robert Street.

Council asked residents for their views on which site they feel would better suit the new District Play Park in Lurgan Park

You Said

Responses

Site 1 136 responses
Site 2 268 responses

The majority of respondants agreed that site 2, beside Waves Leisure Complex (Robert Street entrance) was the most suitable site.

However, after this survey closed a public meeting was held and Council was contacted regarding a number of potential difficulties using the site chosen.

Council asked for guidance from Heritage Lottery Fund and Health & Safety in relation to the site; their advice stated that the site identified  (site 2) could not be used for the new play area.

The play area will remain in the existing site (subject to planning permission), however, it will be larger and will have all the equipment that was previously chosen as part of the consultation with schools and the public.

We Did

The majority of respondants agreed that site 2, beside Waves Leisure Complex (Robert Street entrance) was the most suitable site.

However, after this survey closed a public meeting was held and Council was contacted regarding a number of potential difficulties using the site chosen.

Council asked for guidance from Heritage Lottery Fund and Health & Safety in relation to the site; their advice stated that the site identified  (site 2) could not be used for the new play area.

The play area will remain in the existing site (subject to planning permission), however, it will be larger and will have all the equipment that was previously chosen as part of the consultation with schools and the public

Lurgan Park Playground Walkthrough (subject to planning permission)

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