RUSHPARK girls Kyra Kerr and Brooke Young were given the honour of cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the new play area in the estate on Thursday, October 4.
Local families and council representatives gathered in the autumn sunshine to watch seven-year-old Kyra and 11-year-old Brooke help Mayor Victor Robinson cut the ribbon.
The new, larger play park, constructed by Newtownabbey Borough Council on land provided by the Housing Executive, is already proving popular with local children and their families.
The council’s sale of land on the former site of Rushpark Community Centre to a housing association provided the funds for the £77,000 play park development.
“In Newtownabbey we have some of the best play facilities in Northern Ireland and the this latest opening in Rushpark shows our continued commitment to investing in providing modern, high quality play facilities in the borough, whilst ensuring optimum value for money.
“I know the families living locally have eagerly awaited this opening and that the local children will have great fun in the new Rushpark play area,” alderman Robinson commented.