Council confirms reopening of Limerick playgrounds

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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Council confirms reopening of Limerick playgrounds

Mungret Playground is one of those which has re-opened

LIMERICK City and County Council has confirmed the re-opening of its playgrounds, skate parks and adult exercise equipment.

The facilities, which are located right across the city and county, have been closed since March in accordance with government restrictions.

Since the beginning of Phase 2 of the Roadmap to reopen the country, council crews have been sanitising the equipment at playgrounds and cleaning the areas ahead of their re-opening.

Some minor repairs have also been carried out ahead of the reopening.

The local authority says it did not provide supervision of playgrounds and skate parks prior to them being closed and that this won’t change as they re-open. Cleaning regimes will also remain as agreed prior to Covid-19.

New signage has been erected at each play and exercise area advising parents to make sure they bring hand sanitiser with them on their visit to the playground and to ensure their children adhere to social and physical distancing guidelines.

“The Council is advising that all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Bring their own sanitiser and regularly clean their children’s hands and proper respiratory hygiene and social and physical distancing,” said a spokesperson.

“We are calling on everyone who uses the equipment, young or old to mind the various pieces of equipment for the enjoyment of everyone,” they added.

Opening hours will be the same as before Covid-19 and are available on site or on Limerick.ie.

It’s understood that several community-run playgrounds have also re-opened across Limerick.

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Limerick City and County Council-owned playgrounds

Baggot Estate Walk Ballinacurra

Canal Bank to UL Cycleway/ Walkway

Castletroy Park

Demesne, Newcastle West

Mungret Park

Shannon Fields Walk Corbally

Abbeyfeale

Cappamore

Hospital

Moyross

Patrickswell

Rathkeale

Abbeyfeale

Askeaton

Cappamore

Castleconnell

Castletroy

Kilmallock

Moyross Millennium Park

Mungret

Newcastle West

O'Brien Park, Clare Street

People’s Park

Shelbourne Park

Mount Kennett Skate Park

Newcastle West