Parks: New Playground at Kilcross, Sandyford

Closed 2 Feb 2024

Opened 5 Jan 2024

Results updated 25 Mar 2024

DLRCC undertook a series of consultation events, including an online survey to get feedback in advance of the playground design process, that will inform the design of a new playground, for ages 0-12.

The attached report details the non-statutory engagement with the local children and young people, schools, and other members of the community and identifies the key hopes and concerns that were raised during the consultation process.



Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council is planning to create a new, inclusive, local park play space, where children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can play, in the Kilcross area of the Sandyford / Glencullen Ward.  This catchment has been prioritised for these facilities, as it has been identified as outside the 1km radius of an existing playground, with a population density of 5,000 residents, under the age of 18, per kilometre squared.

Why your views matter

This consultation aims to engage with the community, to gather ideas and local insight, to form the basis of the new playground design. Local communities are being invited to complete this online survey and share their ideas. 

This feedback will help create a brief and specification for the playground to be tendered out to design and build, during 2024.       

The consultation program aims to:

  • Determine the main users of the playground.
  • Determine support for the playground.
  • Gather ideas from the community for the playground design.

Community engagement activities being undertaken as part of this process include:

  • Engagement with local Councillors.
  • Dedicated consultation sessions and workshops for community. members, local groups and schools to share their ideas and feedback.
  • Public Consultation Survey.
  • Posters promoting the consultations.
  • Social media campaign.
  • There is also an in-person consultation event planned for Thursday 18th January 2024 from 7.30-9pm at Kilcross Community Centre. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to

If you would prefer to share your views in a different format, official submissions can also be made by:

  • Emailing with submissions in your preferred format or,
  • As a written submission by post or in person, clearly marked with:

Proposed Play Space at Kilcross,

Parks and Landscape Services,

Department of Community and Cultural Development,

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,

County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Post Code A96 K6C9.

The consultation opens from Friday, January 5th, and runs until Friday January 26th

Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Data NoticePlease note that only submissions through the above official channels will be considered and submissions to dlr County Council will be shared with M-CO, who are assisting us with public consultation.

This survey is being carried out to find out your views on the proposed provision of a play space. The information gathered will only be used for this purpose and will not be used for any other purposes. You can access the Council’s Data Privacy Statement here.

M-CO ( link) are a multidisciplinary strategic design and project management consultancy.  They have been engaged by Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council to support the public consultation process.


  • In person Consultation

    From 18 Jan 2024 at 19:30 to 18 Jan 2024 at 21:00

    Planned for Thursday 18th January 2024 from 7.30-9pm at Kilcross Community Centre. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to


  • Glencullen/Sandyford Electoral Area


  • Anyone from any background


  • Playgrounds