Local T.D. John Curran has welcomed South Dublin County Council’s progress to date on their planned improvement works at Corkagh Park Playground and says the upcoming improvement works will make Corkagh Park Playground a destination spot for visitors and locals in the area. Deputy Curran was commenting after he received detailed information from the council about their plans, he said; “I welcome the fact that South Dublin County Council recognises the need for extensive improvement works in Corkagh Park Playground and have allocated funding to commence major refurbishment works later this year. Recently the council informed me that the designs are very well advanced and a tender process has concluded. A contractor is expected to be appointed in the coming weeks and for works to commence later in the year. As well as installing new surfacing the revamped playground will be fully accessible to children with disabilities and will have a much wider range of equipment. It is also being expanded to include natural play areas.

I have been informed by the council that it will have some unique and dramatic features, including water and that it will become a landmark playground in Dublin. This is a very exciting time for Corkagh Park and Clondalkin. The playground at Corkagh had become dated in recent years compared to new playgrounds that have been installed in the county such as Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan. Many residents had contacted my office in relation to the surface at the playground being inaccessible for children with disabilities and for buggies and prams, so I am delighted to hear that the surface and access is a priority for the council. On account of the size and scale of Corkagh Park the potential to create the park as a real destination place is huge and I am delighted that South Dublin County Council are making provisions for this. I will be calling on the council to include a number of improvements, including car park and foot path resurfacing, improved park entrances, toilet renovations and a CCTV upgrade along with the playground overhaul and I will continue to contact them. This project in conjunction with the Round Tower project will make Clondalkin a place to visit”, concluded Deputy Curran.