- March 2016
- An extension of existing playground
- Vertigo Multi-play unit
- Refurbished swings
- Inclusive basket swing
- Extended surfacing, tarmac and fencing
The park, named after the former Northern Ireland secretary of state, has been transformed into a wonderfully inclusive play park, specially designed so children of all abilities can happily play together. The investment to refurbish the play park has seen the arrival of a wheelchair accessible roundabout, swing, low-level lookout tower and trampoline, as well as a bespoke multi-sensory area area including outdoor musical instruments from Percussion Play. The instruments: a Large Babel Drum, Tubular Bells, Rainbow Sambas and Cadenza xylophone have been nestled into the story telling zone, complete with story teller's chair and colourful story circle.
The Committee envisioned a playground that is inclusive for all children, where they can meet, play, interact and have fun. They wanted all children to have access to a playground that not only stimulates their imaginations and all their senses but also encourages self-learning and promotes emotional and physical wellbeing regardless of their abilities.