With talks under way about the recent announcement of SDCC to develop the Killnarden Park, many questions have been raised as to what to do with this potential community space. It's become clear that a skateboard / scooter /BMX scene has boomed around the Tallaght area, with many children and young adults alike taking interest in the outdoor sport.
We would like to raise the idea of a recreational skatepark to be built in Killinarden park, as per the government budget indicated to the local council. Not only will this provide a boost for local sports stores, but would make such an activity accessible to many youths from the area, taking into account that the closest skatepark in proximity to Killnarden is a 6.4km journey away.
A skatepark would provide a safe and regulated space for young people to enjoy fresh air and stay active. We feel this development could bring life to the park and its potential. !!