Castledawson kids are in the grow...

Neighbourhood officer with kids:  Magherafelt NIHE Neighbourhood Officer John Hagan, left pictured with members of The Landscape Centre and children from Castledawson who took part in the shrub planting at the 'Riverpark play area. INMU29 502con
Neighbourhood officer with kids: Magherafelt NIHE Neighbourhood Officer John Hagan, left pictured with members of The Landscape Centre and children from Castledawson who took part in the shrub planting at the 'Riverpark play area. INMU29 502con
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CHILDREN from Castledawson joined forces with the Housing Executive and Landscape Centre to put the finishing touches to their new play area at Riverpark House in the village.

The new play park which was officially opened earlier this year has been a real success story for residents of the estate and the members and committee of Lower Castledawson Community Association (LCCA).

Fiona Fullerton, Chairperson of LCCA said: “Unfortunately there wasn’t sufficient funding to landscape the site or provide fencing around the playpark and we are extremely grateful to the Housing Executive and the Landscape Centre for their assistance.

“The children who use the play area started their school holidays planting the

shrubs in a bed specially prepared by The Landscape Centre.

“This with the new fence erected around the play park by the Housing Executive completes this phase of the project. In the future we have plans to expand the site.”

The play area caters for children ranging from 18 months to 11 years old and features a range of play equipment designed to promote health and wellbeing, including: Timber Swings, Inclusive Orbit, Springers and a Little

Hamlet ‘Giggleswick’ unit.