There will be a new children’s playground in Navan’s Blackwater Park later this year, the final meeting of Navan Town Council heard last night.
Members were told that the total fund for the development of a new children’s playground in the new 68 acre town park was €75,000 and the work will be carried out this summer.
The Town Clerk, Alan Rogers told the meeting that additional planting has now taken place in the park and the looped walkway will be dedicated to the memory of the late town clerk, Shane Donnelly, who so tragically lost his life at Christmas time.
He said that an application had been made for funding for a bowling green and the first of the public playing pitches will become operational this summer, while the other two will be operational next summer.
The Mayor, Cllr Francis Deane, asked about the provision of a skatepark and was told that while it is in the masterplan for the park, there were no immediate plans for it.
In response to a question from Cllr Sinead Burke, the meeting was told the playground would be completed later this year.
Cllr Shane Cassells said that €25,000 of the funding for the playground was money he secured from Irish Public Bodies as a dividend payment towards Navan Town Council last summer, while the balance of €50,000 has come from the Public Enhancement Scheme announced in the last month.