The nearest one is in Father Collins Park, a 26-minute walk with a busy road in between, says Ciara Niamh Browne, a member of the residents’ association.
So they can go play with their families and friends without adding to “the traffic and our own carbon footprint”, says Róisín Walsh.
These were among the issues councillors discussed at recent council meetings of their North West and North Central Area committees.
It’s starting by running a consultation to ask local teenagers, and their parents or guardians, what they need and want.
The council’s play development officer says she wants to meet with a representative of the Clongriffin Community Association and others to see the playgrounds at Father Collins Park and talk solutions.
The vision in its draft strategy is a good first step, say those advocating for a more playful city. But they’ll be keeping an eye on whether the resources are put in to back it up.
“The importance of play to children is clear and is protected by the UN Convention on the Rights of Children via Article 31,” says Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon.
Old-timers can remember when children roamed, finding things to do, games to play. But the city has changed, childhood has changed – and the streets are emptier now.
A “shocking” smell at Sandymount Strand and a playground at Harold’s Cross Park were among the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a recent meeting.
The Pride parade should get to march down O’Connell Street this year, and not have to duck down any side streets, according to a motion councillors supported Monday.