Galway Playground Descriptions

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Millenium Children’s Park, by Galway Cathedral

Can you park? Pay and display in cathedral car park or city car park

Toilets nearby? Yes

Parent benches? Yes

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours 9.00am – 7.00pm (earlier closing 4.00 p.m. in wintertime)

What we like The train!

 

Toft Park, by Galway Atlantaquaria

Can you park? Free parking right beside play park or on main road

Toilets nearby? In Atlantaquaria for patrons of Arabica or visitors to Aquarium

Parent benches? Yes

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like Good range of equipment for all ages, plus easy parking and access to the Prom

 

Mervue Public Park, opposite St. Columba’s Credit Union

Can you park? Limited parking spaces beside play park

Toilets nearby? No

Parent benches? No

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like Small park but well chosen equipment, cable runway is good for older kids

 

Lough Atalia Park, on Lough Atalia Road

Can you park? No, patrons of Wellpark Retail Park could park in their car park

Toilets nearby? No

Parent benches? No

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like Can combine with trip to cinema or Eddie Rocket’s/Barbarista at the Retail Park

Cigna Lakeside Park, by the Lough in Loughrea

Can you park? Yes, free car park

Toilets nearby? No

Parent benches? No

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like Many play areas designed for different age groups. Slide built into a small hill in the first play park by car park is unusual.

Rinville Park, Rinville near Oranmore

Can you park? Yes, plenty of free parking

Toilets nearby? Yes, but only in summer time, in stables block building by castle

Parent benches? Yes

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like Walk through the woods (can do a loop) along to play park which is in the old Castle orchard; recently refurbished, wheelchair access.

Athenry Play Park, near Athenry Castle

Can you park? Park across road from play park

Toilets nearby? No

Parent benches? Yes

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like Good layout with separate areas for toddlers and older kids. Long cable runway. Large musical instruments to play on.


New Inn Play Park, New Inn, County Galway

Can you park? Parking just beside play park

Toilets nearby? No

Parent benches? Yes

Toddler swings? Yes

Opening hours? Unrestricted

What we like The blue elephants!  Great equipment overall, some new things we haven’t seen elsewhere!


For further information contact Galway City Council, 091 536801

http://www.galwaycity.ie/AllServices/ParksandRecreation/Playgrounds/

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