A Galway City Councillor is calling for the creation of a new playground in the Ballybane area to address a lack of recreation and sporting facilities.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Alan Cheevers says that a new playground should be put in at Castle Park in Ballybane, not just for the benefit of children in that estate, but for the wider area.
Galway City Council currently has 12 playgrounds in the City East district, only one of which is located in Ballybane.
“We have seen this investment in other areas of east side of city but Ballybane seems to be forgotten about in relation to playgrounds and proper sporting facilities.”
“There are green areas in Castle Park to accommodate a new playground and I’m asking the city council to draw up a plan for this facility,” councillor Cheevers said.
In total the city council recreation & amenity department runs 30 playgrounds, skate parks, and multi-use games areas.
These benefit from a dedicated maintenance team who carry out weekly checks to ensure that all of the equipment is safe and working.