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Nature playpark officially opens at Gortin Glen Forest

Story by Eimhear McGurk. Email address: e.mcgurk@ulsterherald.com

A NEW state of the art playpark officially opened at Gortin Glen Forest Park this week and will provide countless hours of entertainment to local children.

The nature-themed playpark is part of a £1million investment project led by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to transform Gortin Glen Forest Park into a must visit family friendly destination.

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The new park, which cost £250,000 to build, includes a range of high-quality play equipment suitable for toddlers to young teens and most is accessible to children with a disability.

As well as swings, roundabouts, climbing frames, springers and rockers, the playpark also features an inground trampoline, sensory panels, multi activity units, climbing nets and wall, and pod swings.

Vice chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, councillor Diana Armstrong said she was “delighted” to see the first part of the Gortin Glen Development Plan complete with the opening of the new park.

“The council recognises the importance of providing well-equipped, safe, attractive and accessible play areas for our children and young people to get active while having fun.

“I would like to thank all those involved in the development works to date and I hope that the playpark brings much enjoyment to our children and young people and to those visiting the area.”

Visitors to the playpark are encouraged to park in the new main car park and make their way to the playpark by walking across the new footbridge.

Parking for blue badge holders is available adjacent to the playpark. A one-way traffic system continues to be in operation.

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