Childrens Play and Youth Recreation

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For children play is the most important thing they do….

Children love playing, it comes naturally to them, they will do it anywhere and anytime, though they prefer and benefit from spending time playing outdoors. Play is essential to the healthy development of children and young people – not just their physical development, but their social and cognitive development too.

Drawings for Childrens Play

Illustrations of National Playday Event "Come On Out and Play" by Patrick Sanders

A Playful and Child-Friendly City

Dublin City Council maintains about 100 playgrounds around the city, some in parks and some in housing complexes.

Improve the play facilities in your area

Contact our Play Development Officer if you want to:

  • Improve the play facilities in your area, e.g. new equipment, refurbishment.
  • Get ideas for new play opportunities in your housing complex or local park.
  • Please report any equipment faults, vandalism or ant-social activity (e.g. drinking) in your playground, park or play area to our Play Development Officer.

For more information

Play Development Officer
Parks and Landscapes Services
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8
D08 RF3F.

Tel: (01) 222 5396