Lough Melvin Eco Park Playground
Lough Melvin Eco Park Ltd
LEADER Community Funding
This project involved the further development of the public playground at the Eco Park on the outskirts of Kinlough. The Eco Park was funded in 2012 under the Rural Development LEADER Programme 2007-2013 and comprises a 17 acre site of woodland, lake shore and wildlife habitats, with walking trails, interpretative materials, picnic area, car parking and play area. This project involved the further expansion of the existing facilities to provide a more up to date play facility. The park itself is in a peaceful and tranquil setting on the shores of Lough Melvin and offers a nice mix for old and young to enjoy. The existing playground was quite limited so the addition of new items of equipment will ensure the complete playground is in line with others in the County. The development of the Eco-park in what is, a distinctively natural and beautiful part of the county was of considerable benefit to the area. Ensuring that this park is maintained and marketed in an “Eco” ethos shows considerable innovation and continues on the promotion of the regions green image.