Friday, 22 August 2008

€2.2m park to tempt city dwellers out of doors

A HUGE new public park has been opened in a bid to get people to enjoy recreation outdoors.

The 17-acre Castletroy Park in Limerick cost €2.2m and featyres a fully-equipped children's playground, skateboarding area, circular cycle route, and a performance and exhibition area. Opposite Castletroy College, it also features ornamental planting areas.

It will be open to the public seven days a week during daylight hours, and is managed by Limerick County Council. At the official opening yesterday, council chairman Cllr John Gallahue said the new facilities were a welcome addition to Limerick's outdoor facilities.

Irish Independent

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