Playgrounds in Mayo

Children’s playgrounds are in almost every town in Mayo so you can be sure that you are never far away from one. Most of them are enclosed modern playgrounds equipped with swings, slides, climbing frames etc.  Here are some of our favourite playgrounds in Mayo:



Pairc na Mara in Achill is beside Keel beach.  The playground is a new, large, enclosed, modern playground with swings, slides and climbing frames. There are parent seats and picnic areas.


Balla Playground is located on the fairgreen on Mayo Abbey Road, with a nice variety of equipment for different ages.


Ballina Playground at Tom Ruane Park is located on the Sligo Road.  There is a lovely playground with a large slide, small slide, swings, toddler swings, wooden beam, monkey bars, maze and climbing structure. There is also a multi-purpose games area with an astro turf, basketball court, tennis court and plenty of green area. There are picnic tables and car parking available. The playground is also beside a river so don’t forget to bring some bread for the ducks and swans.


There is a playground beside the Community Centre


The Ballinrobe playground is located beside the Show Grounds. It is a lovely enclosed playground with swings, slides and climbing frames. There is a large red train which the children love to play on and there are seats for parents.


The Ballycroy playground is located in the village.


There is an enclosed public playground in Ballyhaunis on the Friary Grounds.  There is also a playground in Graune Pet Farm which is included in the entry price.


Belmullet has a great enclosed playground beside the Civic Centre with swings, climbing frames and slides. There are benches for the parents and a lovely green area and benches just outside the playground for a picnic.


There are playgrounds in Castlebar at Knockthomas, Salen and Lough Lannagh. They have plenty of equipment for children of all ages.


There is a playground and a Multi-use games facility in the Town Park at Charlestown. The playground has a good selection of swings, slides and climbing frames. There are benches for the parents.


Claremorris playground is located at the entrance to McMahon Park. It is enclosed and right beside the car park. There is something for all ages with climbing frames, swings and slides. There are also benches for the parents.


The playground in Crossmolina is on Mullinmore Road.


Located beside the church, the Foxford playground is an enclosed and modern playground. It is very colourful and has lots of equipment to keep kids of all ages busy. There are plenty of benches too for the adults.


There is a state-of-the-art playground and a multi-use games area in the centre of Irishtown with a variety of equipment including seesaw, bouncy seats, climbing frames.


There is a great modern playground in the Town Park at Killala with lots of different equipment and a MUGA. Lots of green space and benches.


Tir na nOg playground in Kiltimagh is located at the rear of Aiden Street. It is a very large state of the art outdoor play area with areas for the younger children and older children. Swings, slides, lots of climbing equipment, spacenet, a multi-use games area and benches for parents.


There is a playground near the main car park in Knock village.


The Louisburgh playground is located at Cois Abhann.


The Newport playground is located beside the river at the Quay.


In Brabazon Park in Swinford, on the road towards Kilkelly, there is a very nice enclosed playground with a good variety of equipment to keep kids happy. With 2 levels there are swings and climbing frames on the lower level, then climb some steps up to the next level where you can take the giant slide back down again or glide across on a disc slide. There are benches available and a car park at the entrance to the playground.


The children’s playground in Westport is located beside the Leisure Centre and cinema. It is an excellent facility and enthusiastically used by children of all ages.  There is also a small playgrund on the grounds of Westport House, beside the Café.

Do you have a favourite playground that you take the kids to in Mayo? Share it with us in the comments below.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.