Lisburn City Council Anahilt Play Area


Name: Lisburn City Council Anahilt Play Area
Location: Annahilt
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 80,092.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Lagan Rural Partnership
Duration: 14/09/2011 - 31/07/2013


Play has become a major subject for research focussing on the benefits of play for children. Play is crucial to children's health and development, therefore Lisburn City Council received funding to develop a children's play area.


Anahilt is located on an important commuter corridor that links Ballynahinch through to Hillsborough and Lisburn. It is a well established and thriving community with a mix of social and private housing. Anahilt Primary School has a steady enrolment which reflects a steady population. However, the village did not have a public play area.


Applicant received funding for  

  • Construction of the Site
  • Play Area Equipment
  • Street Furniture and Signage
  • Improve Safety Access


  • Increase service provision for basic services to the rural community of Anahilt and its surrounding area.
  • Target the needs of young people in the area.
  • Increased awareness of the need for children to be physically active.