It’s official – the playground is open

Since the beginning of August children and their parents have been using the new playground at the beach already, but it was only a week ago September 25 when Deputy Lord Mayor, Tom Brabazon accompanied by pupils from local primary schools finally cut the ribbon.

Smile and cut: Tom Brabazon, Deputy Lord Mayor does his duty, image by Mary Ryan STTA

Also present were local councillors and Les Moore, Head of Park Services who pointed out how this playground came into existence as combined initiative of  Sandymount Tidy Towns Association and Dublin City Council and funded by the Community Gains Committee/Covanta. Overall it is the 66th playground in the Dublin Region.

Sideview playground, image by Mary Ryan STTA

The necessary netting to protect the playground from balls and sliothars had been added by the end of August. Responsibility for maintenance with this playground (and others) lies with Tom Maloney and his team at the DCC office in Ringsend.

With Halloween season and the first midterm break approaching his crew will also be busy looking for bonfire material hiding places all over the area. If you spot stockpiling of bonfire material please ring DCC Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), Customer Services Centre on 01 222 2222 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) or 01 679 6186 (Evenings and Weekends) or log onto, click on the link ‘Report Stockpiling of Bonfire Material’.