27 Apr

Brand Spanking New Playground

You’ve probably already seen our great new local playground up on the green in Taney. The kids couldn’t wait any longer and broke down the hoarding this day two weeks ago. Friday 13th – let’s hope that’s not a portent of doom! Since then it’s been mobbed by playground-starved local kids from all over Goatstown. So far it’s been a massive success; we’ve heard so many positive comments from residents in Roebuck and in Taney. A huge thanks to everyone who made this happen – the fine folk who made up The Goatstown Playground Group, local Councillors, especially Cllr. Karen Furlong, and of course DLR Parks Dept. We could definitely do with a few more of them around…

 

 

 

06 Oct

Taney Playground Going Ahead

The Parks Department in DLRCoCo has notified us to tell us that the playground planned for the green between Taney Avenue and Crescent will be going ahead. This is great news, and we would like to give huge thanks to both The Goatstown Playground Group and Cllr. Karen Furlong for following through on this.  It is a MUCH needed amenity for the local area.

The following is taken from the email received from Helena McGorman , Senior Executive Parks Superintendent in DLR Parks Department. The tender will be going out next week. Hopefully we’ll have the playground in place by the end of the year.

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27 Mar

Playground for Goatstown – Update

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have just begun a public consultation period ahead of locating a small playground in the green in Taney. They are asking that local residents email their observations to parks@dlrcoco.ie before the closing date of 17th April.

The proposed playground will be similar in size and content to the small playgrounds in Ballawley Park. It will contain 5/6 pieces of play equipment, to include a swing unit, a multi play unit, and seesaw. It will have a woodchip safety surface, railings and two gate entrances. It will cater for children aged between 2 and 12.

You can see the flyer that the Parks Department circulated here: www.goatstownplayground.com/playground-flyer-dlr.pdf

17 Aug

A Playground for Goatstown – We Need Your Support!

Thanks to all who have already sent in an email of support for a playground within walking distance. We need every email we can get, so please, if you haven’t already sent your email, please do it now. Each one counts.

We’ve received some fantastic emails of support – from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbours of kids in the area. Please don’t think that you have to be the parents of young children to have a say in this. Everyone’s opinion is valid and wanted.

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28 Jul

A Playground for Goatstown

Despite the large number of young children in Goatstown, there is no playground within walking distance. The space for a playground exists, and the funds and support are there. So why not build it? That’s the question we’ve been asking ourselves, so along with other residents and groups in the Goatstown area, we’re campaigning for a playground to be built. You can read more about it on www.goatstownplayground.com.

How Can You Help?
We need emails of support from residents in Goatstown to prove the level of support for a small local playground within walking distance. Can you please email goatstownplayground@gmail.com with your email of support. We will then pass these on to the council. Please include your name and address.

What We Are Looking For
We are not looking for another Marlay Park or Windy Arbour, all we want is a SMALL local playground within walking distance. The council has specified it would be a small playground, with a maximum of 5 or 6 pieces, one of which will be a disabled swing.

The playground will be intended mostly for 2 to 6 year olds, with one larger piece for slightly older kids. It will be fenced, with a gate. No bin facilities will be provided.

Location
We are open to the playground being located in any location within walking distance that the council deems appropriate. The Goatstown Local Area Plan 2012-2018 (p.12) has highlighted Taney Green as the most appropriate area, and after a recent survey of the area, the council still holds this viewpoint. In fact the council feels so strongly about this, that the building of a playground on this site is even a specific Objective in the Local Area Plan.

So, if you’d like to see a playground within walking distance, please support our campaign, and email goatstownplayground@gmail.com, including your name and address.

www.goatstownplayground.com