Following a number of complaints from constituents in the Portrush area, MLA Maurice Bradley has spoken with Council officials about play park provision in Portrush and Coleraine.
Parks at Ramore Head and Landsdowne have been closed due to health and safety concerns. However, it is hoped that both Landsdowne and Dunluce will be in operation soon.
In a statement, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said: “Work is ongoing to ensure that play parks at Lansdowne and Dunluce in Portrush, and Kylemore in Coleraine, are operational again as soon as possible.
“Due to health and safety issues, Ramore play park will remain closed for the time being, but is part of the current review of recreation plans for the town.”
MLA Bradley said: “I know that this will be welcome news for families in Portrush and in the Heights area of Coleraine. Play parks across the Borough are well used, particularly at weekends by local children.
“It is really important for our children to have facilities across the Borough to enable them to get outdoors and socialise with other children.
“I know that Council is currently undertaking a play audit to determine play park provision across the Borough. This may mean some changes and upgrades, and I look forward to the outcome of this,” said the East Londonderry representative.
MLA Bradley went on: “I am pleased to report that Kylemore play park in Coleraine will be reopened within the next couple of weeks.
“I have been informed that the wet pour issues have been corrected and park inspectors will look at the equipment this week to determine if it is safe to re-open,” said Bradley.
“This park is well used by children from Kylemore Nursery School and the two local Primary Schools.
“However, I would remind teenagers in the area to treat the park with respect, and desist from tampering with play equipment.
“Sadly this park has been closed for some time due to criminal damage. The selfish actions of a few mindless individuals means that the community as a whole has to suffer,” said the DUP MLA.