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Revamp works begin at US Grant Homestead Play Park in Dungannon

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Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Cllr Cathal Mallaghan, pictured breaking ground for the commencement of revamp works, at the US Grant Homestead play park

Works have begun at the US Grant Homestead play park, with an investment of £23K through the Department for Communities Access and Inclusion programme.

The revamped play park once complete, will offer a welcoming space for children of all ages and abilities. New equipment will include, a Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant wheelchair accessible swirl roundabout, an inclusive 1.5m trampoline and basket seat swing.

Four play panels will also form part of the revamp and will be positioned at wheelchair height, suitable for younger children and anyone with sensory needs to enjoy.

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan welcomed the revamp works, he said: “The Council is committed to making our sites more accessible and enhancing our facilities for all users. This play park is one example of doing so thanks to funding from the Department for Communities, through the Access and Inclusion programme.

“Once complete, the new play park at the US Grant Homestead will offer an inclusive space for children of all abilities to play and have fun.

“It’s been a tough year for us all and when we are able to do so, I hope that local children and anyone visiting the US Grant Homestead will take full enjoyment out of the new park. Play is, after all so important to our young people, helping to develop their imagination, physical strength and meet new friends.”

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