Cross Heights Play Park

Closed 9 Dec 2022

Opened 25 Nov 2022


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council developed a Play Strategy in March 2017 to establish a framework that relates to the provision of fixed play and the development of non-fixed play, across the Borough.

At its core, the Play Strategy acknowledges that play is a natural and fundamental aspect of children and young people’s lives that supports growth and development across a range of developmental areas including:

  • Physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Social development.
  • Intellectual growth and learning.
  • Practical skills development.
  • Personal resilience, and
  • Establishing a connection to wider society and the community in which children live.

As part of the play strategy a 5 year Capital Play Development Programme (2018-2023) aimed at enhancing play value in established fixed play areas identified as most in need, filling geographical gaps in provision (providing it meets the criteria as set out in the Play Strategy i.e. 150 Children within a 600m radius) and removing redundant fixed play areas and transforming the resultant sites for community use.

If you provide any personal data to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, it will be processed securely and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations. Please refer to Councils privacy statement included in this survey.

Please be aware that Council will consider all views expressed, but cannot accede to every request/suggestion made through the consultation process. 




Why your views matter

Council is carrying out a suvey in both Cross Heights and Lizzise areas to gather the views of local residents to determine play park provision in the local area.

It is very important that you get involved and provide Council with your views as this will help shape the play park provision provided in the area you live.

Under section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Rural Need Act 2016 and as part of this consultation we would like to ensure that you/your organisation has every opportunity to express its view.

What happens next

Officers will collate the survey results from the Cross Heights and Lizzise areas to ascertain views on what play park provision will look like in the area.

Council will then consult with the local community on the design of the play parks to be provided before work commences.