Newport is to get a Greenway Activity Park, adjacent to the route of the Great Western Greenway cycle track.
Facilities to be provided include a multi-use games area, a community gym, an astro-turf pitch and ancillary landscaping with finishing works.
Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring T. D. has welcomed the announcement that Minister Phil Hogan has given sanction for South West Mayo Development Company Ltd to approve funding of €207,292 to Newport and District Development Company (NADDCo).
The development of a Greenway Activity Park (GAP) in Newport will be carried out under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
Said Minister Ring: “The funding is sought towards the development of an activity park on a site adjacent to the local national school in the village of Newport, Co Mayo.
“I have no doubt that this project will be of a huge benefit to the residents of Newport with its total project costs of €276,389. The development will provide an excellent leisure facility to all residents and visitors to the area.”
“The project will now go back to the Board of South West Mayo Development Company Ltd for the final approval of the project”, concluded Minister Ring.