Mid Ulster play parks will reopen on July 10
Mid Ulster District Council has confirmed council owned play parks within the district will reopen next week.
A spokesperson for the council confirmed its play areas will reopen on Friday, July 10.
Signage will be installed at all sites to remind visitors of the need to follow appropriate hygiene measures and adhere to social distancing requirements when using the areas.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan said access to unstructured play is vital for children.
“Access to opportunites for unstructured play is vitally important so that children can enjoy the health benefits of exercising and play outdoors,” he said.
“Children who do so have been shown to be happier, healthier, more confident and less anxious.
“We know it has been a long time for our families to go without play areas, especially for those with limited outdoor space to play, and it is due to the personal sacrafice of so many that we can all start to enjoy activities and places we once did without even thinking about it.
“To continue that progress, we are asking visitors to our play areas to ‘play’ their own part in keeping temselves safe by adhering to all safety guidance in place.”
To find your nearest play area, visit Mid Ulster District Council’s interactive map at https://www.midulstercouncil.org/resident/parks,-play-open-spaces/play-near-me
Fairhill Play Park: Fairhill Play Park is one of the Council owned play parks set to reopen on Friday July 10