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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to improving the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our young people and as a result it has recently launched an ambitious Play Strategy which will guide the provision, sustainable management and development of Play Parks across the district over the next ten years.

The Council manages and maintains 110 playparks throughout the district and this strategy will see an investment of almost £5 million over the next decade to develop, transform and upgrade the Council’s play park estate.  Almost £4 million has been earmarked for the construction of new facilities and the upgrading of existing play areas and a further £1 million will be invested on the management of existing play parks and the development and transformation of others.

Within the plan is provision for 97 Council managed play areas across the district.  Three of the existing play areas, Gortin Glens, Grange Park (Omagh) and Fermanagh Lakeland Forum (Enniskillen), will be designated “destination play areas”, a further 6 will be designated as “neighbourhood-equipped play areas”, while the remainder will be “locally-equipped play areas” which will all meet the recognised standards for accessibility and inclusivity.

It is anticipated that work on the development and transformation of the Council’s play park estate will commence in the 2021-2022 financial year and will be managed by a dedicated Play Plan Delivery Team.

You can keep up to date with progress through our social media channels.

For further information on play parks, email imelda.mccarron@fermanaghomagh.com or telephone 0300 303 1777.

Play Park Strategy 20-30