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#NORTHINNERCITY Playground Improvements – 2020 Update

Dublin City Council is undertaking a programme of playground improvements within our housing complexes across the North Inner City.

The programme of works taking is an example of Councillors, officials and the Government’s North-East Inner City Initiative working together to deliver these improvements. This year, eight separate playgrounds are being upgraded, which is in addition to the improvements to 18 playgrounds that were carried out last year.

An important aspect of this ongoing programme of improvements is an annual maintenance or safety review of all playgrounds to ensure that these playgrounds are kept in as high a standard as possible for local families.

If you have any questions or queries about this programme of playground improvements, please email me at

Please see information below detailing what works have/will take place at each playground

  1. Hill Street
  • Safety Surface Repairs
  • New hard surface to basketball court (Complete)
  • Equipment Repairs/replacements
  • Safety Improvements to surrounding areas
  • New ground markings (hopscotch etc) – week commencing 5/10/20

2. Blackhall Marmion

  • New Safety Surface
  • Equipment replacements
  • New Equipment
  • Safety Upgrades
  • Safety Upgrades
  • Repairs to surrounds
  • New basketball posts – Commencing week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20
  • New Football Nets – Commencing week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20

3. Summerhill Place

  • Local Safety Surface Repairs
  • Equipment Repairs – Week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20
  • Replacement of missing equipment – Week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20
  • Railing/Gate repairs – Week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20

  1. Rutland Court
  • Localised Safety Surface Repair
  • New Play Panels – Week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20
  • Equipment repairs – Week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20

5. Portland Place (MUGA)

  • New astro turf to surface
  • New high level nets (Complete)
  • Painting at entrance – Commencing week 5/10/20 and 12/10/20
  • Powerwashing –

  1. Rory O’Connor House
  • New Equipment
  • Equipment Repairs
  • Removal of unsuitable hard surfaces
  • Complete safety surface replacement
  • Safety Upgrades
  • Power washing

7. Blackhall Marmion – Additional Playground

  • Removal of existing structure – Commencing week 19/10/20
  • New Safety Surface
  • New swing and slide
  • New bench for seniors – Commencing week 19/10/20
  • New ground markings (hopscotch etc.) – Commencing week

8. Henrietta House

  • Removal of edges
  • New edging and local repairs
  • New Play boards
  • New Clatter Bridge
  • Safety Improvements

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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