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Playgrounds

  • How many playgrounds are there in Galway City?

    There are 30 (thirty) playgrounds in Galway City. The Recreation & Amenity Department take great pride in being a child friendly city and with 30 playgrounds/skate parks/multi use game areas, we aim to have the highest quality of maintenance in place. In this regard we have a dedicated playground maintenance team to carry out all the works to the play facilities.

    This involves a minimum of once a week detailed check of all equipment/chains/fences/gates etc. to ensure that they are safe and to standard. Regular records are kept and these input into planned works for play facilities.

    A yearly inspection commissioned by the Recreation & Amenity Department is carried out by a independent body of all play facilities to ensure they meet the minimum safety standards under The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

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  • Where are the Playgrounds in Galway City?

    View our interactive map to see the location of playgrounds in Galway City.

    City Centre Playgrounds

    • Millennium Children's Park Playground

      Address : University Road, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Parking: Adjacent public car park

      Opening Hours: 7.00am - 7.00pm daily

      Equipment: Rocker (Age Range:2-8 yrs), Multi Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Rotating Boat (Age Range:2-10yrs), Sail Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), 1 Cradle Swing / 1 Inclusive Swing (Age Range:1-5yrs), Talk Tubes (Age Range:2-8yrs), 3 Seat Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Bike Rocker (Age Range: 2-8 yrs), 4 Seat Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Train (Age Range:2-10yrs), Bike Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Tyre Swing (Age Range:4-12yrs), Super Nova (Age Range:2-10yrs), Stand Up See-Saw (Age Range:4-12yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:2-12yrs), Seating

      There are toilet facilities in the Millennium Children's Playground

    • Millennium Park Skate Park

      Address : University Road, Galway

      Surface: Concrete Surface

      Parking: Adjacent public car park

      Opening Hours: 7:00am - 7:pm daily

      Equipment: Large Fly Ledge (Age Range:12+), Ramp with Grind Box (Age Range:12+),

      Small Flat Bank( Age Range:12+), Grind Rail (Age Range:12+)

      There are toilet facilities in the Millennium Children's Playground

    • South Park Playground

      Address: Claddagh, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Parking: Car park in South Park

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Equipment: Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Inclusive Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Train (Age Range:2-10yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:6-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs),

      Cradle Swings (Age Range:1-5yrs), Slide Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Boat (Age Range:2-10yrs)

      Seating

    • Claude Toft Park Playground

      Address: Quincentennial Drive, Salthill, Galway

      Surface: Wood Bark Surface

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Parking: Adjacent public car park

      Equipment: Flat Swings(Age Range:2-12yrs), See Saw(Age Range:2-8yrs), Cradle Swings(Age Range:1-5yrs), Multi-Unit(Age Range:4-12yrs), Car Rocker(Age Range:2-8yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:4-10yrs), Senior Climbing Unit(Age Range:6-12yrs), Basket Swing(Age Range:2-12yrs), Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Giro Spiral(Age Range:2-8yrs), Seating

    • Henry Street Playground

      Address: Henry Street, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Parking: On street parking

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Equipment: Climbing Frame (Age Range:6-12yrs), See Saw (Age Range 2-8yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), 6 Panel Maze (Age Range:1-8yrs), Hippo Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs),

      Toddler Unit(Age Range:2-10), Seating

    • Fr Burke Park Playground

      Address: Fr. Griffin Road, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Parking: On street parking

      Equipment: Hippo Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Balance Beam (Age Range:6-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Play Panel (Age Range:1-8yrs), Fish Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs),

      Multi-Unit (Age Range:4-12yrs), Seating

    • Ballinfoyle Park Playground

      Address: Headford Road, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wer-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: Swings (Age Range:1-12yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:4-12yrs), Roundabout (Age Range:2-10yrs), See Saw (Age Range:2-8yrs), Basket Swing (Age Range:2-12ys),

      Rope Pyramid(Age Range:6-12yrs)

    • Ballinfoyle Park Multi Use Games Area

      Address: Headford Road, Galway

      Surface: Tarmac Surface

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: Basketball Hoops

      Age Group: All Age Groups

    • Coole Park Playground

      Address: Coole Park Estate, Bohermore, Galway

      Surface : Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Rotating Disc (Age Range:1-8yrs), Vertical Rotator (Age Range:2-12yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:6-12yrs), See Saw (Age Range:2-8yrs), Slide Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Elephant Rocker (Age:2-8yrs), 4 Seat Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Basketball Hoop (Age Range 4+), Basket Swing (Age Range:2-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs)

      Seating

    • Kennedy Park Playground

      Address: Kennedy Park, Eyre Square, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No restricted opening hours

      Parking: Adjacent to public and private car parks

      Equipment: Climbing Unit (Age Range:6-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Hippo Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Panel Maze (Age Range:1-8)yrs, Balance Trail(Age Range:1-8yrs), Seating:

    City East Playgrounds

    • Mervue Public Park Playground

      Address: Mervue, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Spring See-Saw (Age Range:3-10yrs), Giro Spiral (Age Range:2-8yrs), Basket Swing (Age Range:2-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Multi Unit (Age Range:4-12yrs),

      Zip Line (Age Range:6-12yrs), Blue Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Red Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs),

      Helicopter Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Cradle Swing (Age Range:1-5yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:4-12yrs), Seating

    • Gleann Bhan Playground

      Address: Ballybane, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Stepping Mushrooms (Age Range:2-8yrs), Talk Tubes (Age Range:2-8yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Toddler Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Climbing Frame (Age Range:6-12yrs),

      See Saw (Age Range 2-8yrs), Rotating Disc(Age Range 1-8yrs), Seating

    • Lough Atalia Playground

      Address: Lough Atalia Road, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Adjacent Public Carpark on College Road (road parallel to Lough Atalia)

      Equipment: Multi-Unit (Age Range:4-12yrs), Pull Up Bars (Age Range:2-8yrs), Roundabout (Age Range: 3-10yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Cradle Swings (Age Range:1-5yrs), Yellow Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Red Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Toddler Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs)

      Seating

    • An Sean Baile Playground No 1

      Address: Doughiska South, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Rotator (Age Range:2-8yrs)

    • An Sean Baile Playground No 2

      Address: Doughiska North, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Rotator (Age Range:2-8yrs), Bike Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Inclusive Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs)

    • Lakeshore Drive Playground

      Address: Renmore, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Hippo Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Panel Maze (Age Range:1-8yrs), Balance Trail (Age Range:1-8yrs), Seating

    • Roscam Park Playground Site 1

      Address: Roscam Park, Galway

      Surface: Wood Bark Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Car Park in Roscam Park

      Equipment: Roundabout (Age Range:3-10yrs), Cradle Swings (Age Range:1-5yrs), Rocker 1 (Age Range:2-8yrs), Rocker 2 (Age Range:2-8yrs), Seating:

    • Roscam Park Playground Site 2

      Address: Roscam Park, Galway

      Surface: Wood Bark Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Car Park in the Roscam Park

      Equipment: Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Surf Rider (Age Range:2-8yrs), Benches (Age Range:2-12yrs), Vertical Rotator (Age Range:2-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs),

      Toddler Flat Swing 1 (Age Range:2-8yrs), Toddler Flat Swing 2 (Age Range:2-8yrs)

      Senior Multi Unit (Age Range:6-12yrs), Seating:

    • Merlin Woods Park Playground

      Address: Merlin Woods (adjacent to Merlin Castle), Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking in the estate

      Equipment: Basket Swing(Age Range:2-12yrs), Flat Swings(Age Range:2-12yrs), Multi Unit(Age Range:4-12yrs), Giant Spinning Dish(Age Range:2-10yrs), Play Tunnel(Age Range:2-8yrs),

      Stand Alone Slide(Age Range:2-10yrs), Roundabout(Age Range:3-10yrs), Cradle Swings(Age Range:1-5yrs), Seating

    • Merlin Park Adventure Playground

      Address: Doughiska, Galway

      Surface: Wood Bark and Grass Turf Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Car Park in the Park

      Equipment: Rope Rotator (Age Range:6-12yrs), Rope Pyramid (Age Range:6-12yrs), 3 Rocking Platforms (Age Range:2-10yrs), Trampoline (Age Range:2-10yrs), Sand Digger 1 (Age Range: 2-8yrs), Sand Digger 2 (Age Range:2-8yrs), Sand Play Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Water Pump (Age Range:2-8yrs), Way Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), See-Saw (Age Range:2-8yrs), Basket Swing (Age Range:2-12yrs), See-Saw (Age Range:2-8yrs), Large Rotator (Age Range:6-12yrs), Embankment Slide (Age Range:4-12yrs), Tyre Swing (Age Range:4-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), 4 Seating Posts (Age Range:2-12yrs), Double Zip-Line (Age Range:6-12yrs)

    • Merlin Park Toddler Area

      Address: Doughiska, Galway

      Surface: Wood Bark Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Car Park in the Park

      Equipment: Clock Panel (Age Range:2-8yrs), Rocking Panel (Age Range:2-10yrs), Balance Beam (Age Range:4-12yrs), Rotating Dish (Age Range:2-8yrs), Toddler Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs),

      Cradle Swings (Age Range:1-5yrs)

    • Merlin Park Skate Park

      Address: Doughiska, Galway

      Surface: Concrete Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Car Park in the Park

      Equipment: Large Fly Ledge (Age Range:12+), Ledge (Age Range:12+), Pyramid/Ledge/Rail (Age Range:12+), Grind Rail (Age Range:12+), Large Fly Ledge (Age Range:12+), Pyramid/Ledge (Age Range:12+), Grind Rail Kinked (Age Range:12+)

    City West Playgrounds

    • Cappagh Park Playground

      Address: Cappagh Road, Knocknacarra, Galway

      Surface: Wood Bark Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Car Park in Cappagh Park

      Equipment: Embankment Slide (Age Range:6-12yrs), Climbing Unit (Age Range:6-12yrs),

      See Saw Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Cradle Swings (Age Range:1-5yrs), Zip Line (Age Range:6-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Climbing Multi-Unit (Age Range:6-12yrs), Toddler Multi-Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Seating

    • McGrath Field Playground

      Address: Shangort Road, Knocknacarra, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet - Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted opening hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: Inclusive Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), 4 Seat Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Peedle Roundabout (Age Range:3-10yrs), Toddler Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Dish Rotator (Age Rage:2-8yrs), Vertical Rotator (Age Range:2-12yrs), Stand Up See Saw (Age Range:4-12yrs), Slide Unit (Age Range:4-12yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Basket Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs),

      Cradle Swings (Age Range:1-5yrs), Seating

    • Shantalla Sliding Rock Playground

      Address: McDara Road, Shantalla, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: 3 Seat Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Dish Rotator (Age Range:2-8yrs), Seating

    • Shantalla Sliding Rock Multi Use Games Area

      Address: McDara Road, Shantalla, Galway

      Surface: Tarmac Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: Basketball Hoops (Age Range: 4+), Seating

    • Westside Park Playground

      Address: Seamus Quirke Road, Newcastle, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: Rope Pyramid (Age Range:6-12yrs), Balance Challenge (Age Range:3-10yrs).

      Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Stand Alone Slide (Age Range:2-10yrs), Hippo Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Balance Trail (Age Range:2-12yrs), Cradle Swing (Age Range:1-5yrs), Flat Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs)

    • Westside Park Skate Park

      Address: Seamus Quirke Road, Newcastle, Galway

      Surface: Concrete Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking along the public road

      Equipment: Half Pipe & Quarter Pipe (Age Range:12+), Fun Box (Age Range:12+), Quarter Pipe (Age Range:12+), Quarter Pipe (Age Range:12+), Grinding Rail (Age Range:12+)

    • Na Blátha Craige Playground

      Address: Clybaun Road, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Slide Unit (Age Range:2-10yrs), Rocker 1 (Age Range:2-8yrs),

      Rocker 2 (Age Range:2-8yrs)

    • Slí Burca Playground

      Address: Ballymoneen Road, Galway

      Surface: Rubber Wet-Pour Surface

      Opening Hours: No Restricted Opening Hours

      Parking: Parking within the estate

      Equipment: Chimes Panel (Age Range:2-8yrs), Super Nova (Age Range:2-12yrs), Bike Rocker (Age Range:2-8yrs), Play Maze (Age Range:2-10yrs), See-Saw (Age Range:2-8yrs), Basket Swings (Age Range:2-12yrs), Stand Up See Saw (Age Range:4-12yrs), Seating

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  • Which playgrounds have special needs equipment?

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  • What are the opening hours?

    There are no restricted opening hours in playgrounds except for Millenium Park which is open from 7am to 7pm daily.

  • Are there toilets in the playgrounds?

    There are toilets in Millennium Children's Park and in the Community Centre at Knocknacarra adjacent to Cappagh Park Playground.

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  • Is there seating in the playgrounds?

    There is seating in most playgrounds. For detail on facilities available at each playground, please view the individual listings above.

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  • Are there skateboarding facilities in any of the playgrounds?

    There are three Skate Boarding Parks:

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  • How do I report broken equipment in playgrounds?

    To report broken equipment in playgrounds you can:

    email customerservices@galwaycity.ie

    or

    Write to The Recreation and Amenity Department, City Hall, College Road,Galway

    or

    Telephone 091 536801 or 091 536400 and ask for the Recreation and Amenity Department.

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  • How do I report litter, broken glass, etc in playgrounds?

    To report Litter, broken glass, etc. in playgrounds you can:

    email customerservices@galwaycity.ie

    or

    Write to The Recreation and Amenity Department, City Hall, College Road,Galway

    or

    Telephone 091 536801 or 091 536400 and ask for the Recreation and Amenity Department.

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  • How do I report anti-social behaviour in playgrounds?

    All incidents of anti-social behaviour in playgrounds should be reported to An Garda Síochána at:

    • 091 - 538000 - Galway City Garda Station
    • 091 - 521333 - Salthill Garda Station
    • 091 - 538030 - Oranmore Garda Station

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