28 Jul 2016

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.

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.