The Windy Arbour Playground Campaign

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Campaigning For  a new playground for Windy Arbour, Clonskeagh and Milltown

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Celebration hails Great New Dodderside Playground

Posted by Shan on April 7, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (1)


New View from the Luas just south of Milltown

FROM THE LUAS crossing the Nine Arches bridge over the Dodder just south of the Milltown stop you can see a splendid new children’s’...

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Parents Campaign has paid off for D14 Kids

Posted by Shan on July 4, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Five years of campaigning by  parents  and kids  in Dublin 14 has produced a massive dividend in the shape of a new playground which has just opened near Dargan's famous Nine Arches Viaduct on the banks of the Dodder near Milltown.

Older Kids have been enjoying a zip wire, a giant slide and the big swing, while the littler ones love the tunnel , the see-saw and the ...

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New Playground on Patrick Doyle Rd near the Nine Arches

Posted by Shan on March 15, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 Five years after we set up this site,  work on  the new playground has begun 

Contractors CPCL  have been chosen and the  playground is set to open soon..

 What should the new playground be called?

DLR is  also accepting submissions to the 2016-2020 Local Area Plan  and is open to the idea of building a new community centre near the playground.

  You can Tweet   your ideas to  @Sandyshark  with the hash...

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January 2013

Posted by Shan on January 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 How do we address concerns about anti-social behaviour in playgrounds and parks?

In 2012 Dublin City Council spent a lot of money revamping its play facilities.  Two of our closest local playgrounds - those in  Palmerston Park and Belgrave Square benefitted from this programme and play facilities there are much better for younger children as a result.

However, there was quite a bit of anti-social behaviour from teenagers which caused...

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Flowers in the Village -Summer 2012

Posted by Shan on July 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The  Playground Campaign is supporting the Windy Arbour Village Association  (WAVA) in its plans to  make Windy Arbour Village look better by adding flowers, two name rocks and  better signage telling walkers about our historic village.

We're also working with Dun laoghaire County Council to develop an area action plan which we hope will include possible sites for a playground and better community facilities.

 There will also be a  WAVA c...

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It's January 2012 and We're Almost Three

Posted by Shan on January 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello and Happy New Year

2011 was a really busy year for the Playground Campaign and for me, so I spent  only a very little time  posting updates to this web site.

 A bit of history - The Windy Arbour Playground Campaign   started life online  in  Spring 2009, so this Spring we are ...

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Response to DLR's Draft Green Spaces Strategy

Posted by Shan on September 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the DLR County Council Team headed by Senior Parks officer Leslie Moore, which has produced this important strategy document identifying most of DLR’s Parks and green spaces and rating  them in terms of their quantity and quality.

The draft strategy document highlights the importance of parks, playgrounds and green spaces in building and maintaining sustainable communities, in encouraging biodiversity and supporting wildlife, all of which the Windy Arbour P...

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Members Meeting This Month

Posted by Shan on July 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (3)

   Hello to everyone who has joined the Campaign. We have  increased our membership  a  lot this year, mainly thanks to  the great posters designed by kids around Windy Arbour and Clonskeagh.

The good news is that Dun Laoghaire County Council has a new Chairman, a Fine Gael Councilllor, who has stated that one of his priorities in this financial year is to increase the amount of money the council spends on playgrounds. DLR Co Council has already recognised ...

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We have a Facebook Page and a group now

Posted by Shan on June 2, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)


  We hope you like our new poster.   Check it out in the  Photos Section above.  We are also looking for volunteers to post it around the area.  Contact Shan to pick up copies.

  I should also mention that we  also have a Facebook Group now, which is called www.facebook.windyplay,   Join us there if you are on Facebook.


A Community Garden for Windy Arbour

Posted by Shan on May 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Would you like to help plan, design and build a Community Garden  in Windy Arbour?

  If you have some ideas or free time, let me know and we can approach DLR Co Council for assistance as this is an area the Couyncil says it would like to help residents with.