The first phase of a massive development on the western side of Limerick has taken place with the official opening of Mungret Park.
Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, Kieran O’Hanlon who hailed the new playground as the ‘Phoenix Park of Limerick’ was there this Tuesday to cut the ribbon.
Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan along with members of the public, were also present to celebrate the official opening of the woodland.
Mungret Park includes facilities for children with special needs, including wheelchair accessible equipment and a sensory area for children with autism.
“Mungret College has always been a place of beauty and Mungret Park neatly fits in its new home and can be greatly enjoyed by all. I can’t wait to see what future development bring,” said Mayor Hanlon.
Cycle 4 Sick Children and Sophie’s Journey Foundation were commended for the €10,000 they raised for the development and vision of the amenities which cater for all.
Minister Noonan regarded Mungret’s playground as the start rather than the end of something. “Very often we’re hoping for things until the end of a process but this is just the start of the development on a massive area of land”.
More than two kilometers of walk and cycle ways will provide the public of all abilities to enjoy the surroundings and benefit from the newly added exercise equipment.