The Mo Mowlam Play Park on the Stormont Estate, Belfast has been turned into an inclusive play park, specially designed for children of all abilities.
Named after the former Northern Ireland Secretary of State, the park incorporates a wheelchair-accessible roundabout, swing, low-level lookout tower and trampoline, as well as a dedicated sensory area.
The £800,000 investment has seen the creation of the play park, which includes a range of accessible equipment, a bespoke multi-sensory area, a storytelling area and natural play zone. It also saw the installation of new paths and safety surfaces to make the play park fully accessible, as well as the refurbishment of the existing toilet block to include the addition of a new parent and baby room.
ESF supplied a range of mmcité street furniture to the newly-refurbished park. Products include picnic tables, benches, litter bins, dog waste bins, landscape curved seating and a range of coloured stools.
Sue Gray, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Finance, said: "The new and improved Mo Mowlam Play Park is a fantastic facility which enables all children to play together in a safe environment.
"This state of the art area has been carefully planned, designed and created to cater for children of all abilities.
"The previous play park provided nearly 20 years of enjoyment and was widely used by youth groups, schools and families from right across Northern Ireland.
"Combined with the educational trails, new accessible barbecue area and picnic park - the Stormont Estate makes for a family-friendly, fun-filled, free day out."