8.7 Play Policy

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​​​​​​8.7 Play Policy

The Kilkenny Interagency Play Forum Play Plan 2007 to 2012[1] was developed based on the National Play Policy Ready, Steady, Play! A National Play Policy[2].  The policy advocates a child-centred approach to the development of play facilities.  The Council will seek to maintain the quality and safety of playgrounds and play areas and create a child-friendly and safe environment where the importance of play is recognised for a child’s development.  

A number of playgrounds have been developed in various locations throughout the city and county as follows (see Figure 8.2):

Kilkenny City (8):

Castle Park, Assumption Place, Fr. McGrath Centre, Garringreen, Newpark Close,  Margaretsfield, Talbot’s Court and Rose Hill.

County (24):

Ballyhale, Ballyragget, Bennettsbridge, Callan, Castlecomer Demesne, Clogh/Moneenroe, Coon, Ferrybank (Blackthorn Hills and the Ferrybank Neighbourhood park), Fiddown, Goresbridge, Graiguenamanagh, Johnstown, Kells, Kilmacow, Mooncoin, Mullinavat, Paulstown, Stoneyford, Thomastown, Tullaroan, Urlingford, Windgap, and Woodstock

The Council, in conjunction with Kilkenny Leader Partnership, will investigate the development of playgrounds in the county, as resources permit and will assist communities in the development of the playgrounds.  Two additional playgrounds are currently being developed at Bigwood and Piltown. 


[2] Department of Children & Youth Affairs, Ready, Steady, Play! A National Play Policy