Prospects look good for a children’s playground in Tramore’s new town park.

At the local Town Council’s June meeting Ann Marie Power called on the County Council to include a playground in its plans and Town Manager Brian White told her she was pushing at an open door.

Cllr. Power said the existing playground was one of the resort’s most popular amenities but demand was growing all the time and there was a clear need for a second one. The town park would be a perfect location and she offered to spearhead a fundraising committee for the purpose.

Raymond Hayden seconded the proposal, saying the resort was crying out for a second such facility.

The Manager said there was plenty of amenity space around the lake area and it would seem ideal for a playground. Co-funding would be required but playgrounds were planned for various locations around the county and the County Council had support funding for two per year over the next few years.

There was no reason Tramore should not go for a second one – as Dungarvan was doing – and it could be an ambitious one at that. “You are pushing a door which is open”, he told Cllr. Power.

…And one for the aged

No doubt spurred by mention of available money, the Mayor, Joe Conway, suggested Tramore could also do with a playground cum exercise area for adults in their golden years. He said he had seen such facilities on the continent and they were well utilised.

Mr. White said exercise machines had been provided in Meath to encourage the aged to keep active and, depending on the response there, the same might be done elsewhere, including Waterford.