Vandals attempt to damage new play area at People’s Park before it even opens

Play parks like this one in the People's Park in Ballymena have been closed.

VANDALS attempted to damage a new play area at the People’s Park in Ballymena before it has even opened, it has emerged.

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council confirmed to ‘Ballymena Daily’ there was an “unsuccessful attempt to cause damage” to the structure in recent weeks.

The old senior play park at the People’s Park was previously closed for several months and then removed due to health and safety concerns after some of the wooden panels had rotted.

There was much disappointment that there was no senior play area for children over the summer although an ‘urban beach’ was hailed a big success.

Work has been ongoing in recent months on a new senior play area.

An announcement on the opening of the play area is expected to be made this week.

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