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.