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Playgrounds, Skateparks Outdoor Gyms and Multi Use Games Area
Kildare has one of the youngest populations of 0-18 years in the country. Over 30% of the counties population is in this age group. Kildare County Council has recognised this through the provision of playgrounds, skate parks and Multi Use Games Areas around the county. There are now 26 playgrounds in the county with a further 2 new playgrounds planned for Prosperous and Castledermot under construction and planning for Allenwood Playground underway in 2020.
Playgrounds cater for a children from 1-12 years. For older children there are 3 skateparks. A full list and location of the playground and skateparks are available here.
There are 10 Outdoor Gym Areas throughout the county. These are suitable for children over 14 to Adults. These provide a range of exercise equipment for upper body and lower body exercise.
Multi Use Games Areas
These are mini all weather areas which cater for a mixture of basketball/football and other activities tennis hockey and GAA. Kildare County Council has a MUGA in Castle Park, Athy and Harbour Field Maynooth.