The new Community Playground in the village of Killea was officially opened to the public today (13th October).
A Donegal County Council event was held to celebrate the opening of the new community playground for the people of Killea and the wider area offering opportunities for interactive play for children of varying ages and abilities.
The park has a seating & picnic area, public car park and an inclusive playground for children of all ages containing a variety of equipment including junior and toddler multi-play units, a variety of swings, a wheelchair accessible carousel, multi-use games area with goal posts and basketball nets.
The new playground also includes a communications board, which provides communications support, with particular benefit to children or adults who are either pre-verbal or non-verbal and/or have communication difficulties. The inspiration for this communication board came from Min Ryan Park in County Wexford, which has since gone on to receive an award for inclusivity in disability service provision.
This project was one of many funded under the Council’s €5.5 million Local Authority Action Plan, which received funding through the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme.
This project is also part funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Donegal County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme with the aim of rejuvenating rural towns and villages throughout Ireland through the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.