€150,000 funding announced for Mallow skate park

An artist’s impression of the new skate park to be built in Mallow Town Park, next to the old playground.

Cork County Council’s plans to redevelop the playground on the Park Road in Mallow into a playground/skate park received a boost last Friday when the government announced a grant of €150,000 towards its construction. The plan is part of the council’s overall strategy for Mallow Town Park and will include the retention of a smaller, upgraded playground alongside the new skate park.
Welcoming the announce-ment, Cllr. Gearóid Murphy said: “There has been wonderful feedback from the local community since the plans for a skate park were announced and this grant will go a long way towards making it a reality. I believe it will be the first skate park in the North Cork area and will complement the new playground at Mallow Castle perfectly. I will be liaising with Council officials in the coming months in relation to the development.”