Play Parks - Council owned play parks are open. The public are advised that Council undertakes regular maintenance checks and risk assessments to ensure that the play equipment is safe to use and that all sites have been cleaned in preparation for use. There are restrictions in place for users of the play parks with everyone being reminded to sanitise their hands before and after using the facilities and to abide by social distancing rules at all times. The public are also advised that they will not be permitted to consume food or drink in our play parks and if you or anyone in your bubble is feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay away from parks.
Play Park/Outdoor Areas Temporary Closures - Please note the following Council facilities remain closed for a number of weeks to facilitate essential maintenance works:
• Riverview Play Park, Fountain Hill, Derry.
• Douglas Bridge Play Park
• Crilly Park Play Park, Killeter
• Drumnaspar Picnic Area, Plumbridge
• A section of Riverside Path at Claudy Country Park
• A section of Mourneside Walk, Sion Mills
Public Parks – All Council public parks and open spaces remain open to the public for exercise purposes only. The Council is continuing to advise the public to adhere to the Public Health Authority guidelines in relation to social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to act responsibly when out and about using our public parks and open spaces.
Pitches and sports pavilions –
Sports pitches and sports pavilions – Council sports pitches will remain open with restrictions. A booking system remains in place for sports clubs and organisations looking to use our pitches and outdoor recreation facilities. Clubs seeking more information and keen to book the outdoor pitches are urged to fill out the online form at the link below. Full information and the booking form can be accessed via derrystrabaneleisure.com/bookings
and sports clubs can request a booking by sending a booking application form and all required supporting documentation to [email protected]
Leisure & Sport artificial pitches are open and operational for constituted organisations with restrictions. The open call for block bookings for Council pitches are currently closed and any booking application received moving forward will only be considered subject to the remaining availability at each individual site. Artificial pitches available to book include Bishop's Field, Brooke Park, Caw, the Felix McCrossan Pitch at Melvin Sports Complex, Foyle Arena (2G & 4G pitches) and the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium pitch.
To ensure sport can continue to be delivered safely on the pitches, it is vital that all clubs review their Covid-19 risk assessment and update it accordingly. Please note that the current government guidelines stress that there cannot be spectators at any matches.
Full information and the booking form can be accessed at derrystrabaneleisure.com/bookings/
Organisations can request a booking by sending a booking application form and all required supporting documentation to [email protected]
MUGAs- All Council owned community managed MUGAs are open and operational subject to restrictions.
For further information visit www.derrystrabane.com/parks