Galliagh play park closed due to vandals

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 12:48 -- Editor

Derry City Council would like to make the public aware that due to a spate of vandalism at a play park at Heather Road, Galliagh, the park has been closed and will remain closed over the weekend.

The decision has been made in the interest of health and safety to restrict all access to the park while work will be carried out to repair the damage with a view to the park reopening again on Monday. 

A spokesperson said:  “Earlier in this week Derry City Council Maintenance staff made safe an area around a climbing structure which had been badly vandalised at the start of the week in order to keep the park open for the local children and families who use it.  It is unfortunate that due to a number of different and relentless attacks on this safety fence within the park, throughout the duration of this week, the extent of the damage has been so great that we now have no choice but to close the park completely.

Apologising for any inconvenience caused, the Council spokesperson said the temporary closure was deemed necessary and that the park is expected to be opened again to the public on Monday.