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16/10/2020

Phase Two Works Begin In People's Park, Ballymena

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Phase two works of the play area in People's Park, Ballymena, have commenced.

A number of new, inclusive pieces of equipment for children of all abilities will be installed, including a wheelchair swing.

The delivery of phase two of the play area will see the two existing play areas combined and extended to provide a new, inclusive play experience for children visiting the park.

A further phase of work is planned at a later stage which will entail the creation of a teen space in what was the bowling green within the park.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, said: "I am delighted that work is commencing on this next phase of the play area in People's Park. The hard work by Council and input from the local community will finally be realised with the official launch of the newly refurbished play area next year.

"This will be a hugely positive addition to the local area and it will have a significant impact on the quality of life of the residents in Ballymena and the surrounding area.

"This is the latest in a line of new and innovate park development projects across Mid and East Antrim that underline our commitment to enhancing play provision as a clear priority in the borough."

The old section of the park will be closed to the public for the duration of the works.

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