Shillelagh Playground, Co. Wicklow
On the 25th May the playground in Shillelagh was officially opened.
The brief was to turn this green field site into a playground amenity for children in the community, holiday-makers and day trippers that come to the area.
The design was to cater for two groups – Junior (2-5 years) and Seniors (6-12 years). A natural playground was the preferred material for the playground equipment. Bound rubber surface and grass mats were also requested.
Taking all this into account we designed a playground that would give a high play value to users, promote fitness and make it an attractive, fun place for children to come to.
The equipment installed includes:
A multi-play unit which is located just as you enter the site on top of a hill, which gives that wow factor. With this being the focal point of the playground the other equipment is located around it. The junior area is to the left of the unit as you enter the park.
The junior area has its own multi-play unit, a roundabout and swings.
The senior area, located to the back and right of the unit has a contact/ hexagonal swing, a 4 person seesaw and a cable way.
Also to the right of the park is a picnic area which is perfect for adults to meet and also for families to have their own little picnic.
The playground has security fencing the whole way around with one self closing entrance gate. Tiger Mulch surfacing was used for the high impact area in the junior area and grass mats used for the senior areas. Ballylusk Dust was used for the wheelchair access paths.