Consultation on Omagh Play Parks opens

6th June 2023

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As part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Play Park Strategy 2021-2030, a consultation on the play park provision in Omagh is now open and will remain open until Thursday 06 July 2023.

The delivery of the Play Park Strategy is through the Play Parks Plan which sets out the work to be undertaken to ensure that the future provision, upgrade, development and sustainable management of the play parks across the district.

The purpose of the consultation is to obtain the views of residents and those using the play parks in the Omagh area to assist with decision making on future provision.

There are currently 26 play parks in Omagh with 17 identified for upgrade and a further 9 identified to be transformed into community green spaces.  The first play park to have been significantly upgraded was the new destination play park at Grange Park which opened in October 2022.

Recognising the importance of play for a child’s development, it is important to develop a range of play opportunities offering a variety of enriching experiences for children and their families.  It is also important to recognise the benefits offered by open green spaces in terms of creative play and connecting with nature.

Speaking about the consultation, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, said:

“I am delighted that the Council is continuing to deliver its ambitious Play Park Strategy.

Play parks and open spaces play a huge role in the wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

I would strongly encourage everyone to have their say during the consultation to ensure the delivery of the Play Park Plan is effective and delivers benefits for everyone.”

A public consultation event will also be held at Omagh Leisure Complex on Thursday 29 June 2023 at 8pm which will provide an opportunities for issues to be discussed further.

The consultation is available on the Council’s website ( and will be open until 5pm on Thursday 06 July 2023  For any further queries, please email