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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Party in the Park a great success!

Up to 500 people, young and old enjoyed the healthy lifestyle themed National Play Day event on Sunday co hosted by Waterford Comhairle na nOg and Waterford Sports Partnership in Walton Park, Dungarvan and supported by both Waterford City & County Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Comhairle members and WSP planned and produced a Party in the Park for Families and Teenagers. Volleyball, Soccer, Tag Rugby, Pilates, Cycling, Camán Abú, Sack Race, Spud and Spoon Race and Parachute were among the activities for young people of all ages. The whole day was youth led with 19 Comhairle members, mentored by Peter Jones of Waterford Sports Partnership and Jamie Moore of Waterford Comhairle na nÓg, running all activities. Entertainment was provided by 3 local bands: Feedback, Riptide, and The Strangers with DJ Mausy playing the latest hits. Free and healthy food was also provided for attendees on the day.

"Waterford Sports Partnership were delighted to co-host the Party in the Park. The enthusiasm and energy from Comhairle members was infectious and was the main reason for the success of the event. It was great to see such wide a range of ages using Walton Park as a fulcrum of physical activity and long may this continue for a healthy Waterford” said Peter Jones of WSP.

Comhairle member Aoife French of Old Parish.said “We were delighted to see so many happy faces, young and old, participating in the activities. In particular it was great to see young people who aren't exclusively interested in sports participating as well.”.

Comhairle member, Shannon Marsh of Lismore said “Starting off it was very challenging, but once the park started filling up with people, activities started to flow and we became more comfortable dealing with all the groups of young people. A huge thanks to Peter and WSP for all the support.”

Waterford Comhairle na nÓg and Waterford Sports Partnership would like to thank Waterford City & County Council, Dungarvan Rubgy Club Under 16s, Pilates Lifestyle, Denn Agri, Jitterbeans, Eurospar, Damien Walsh, Dan McGrath, Go Dungarvan and the nearly 500 young people and families that joined us on the day.

All pictures are available on Waterford Comhairle na nÓg’s Facebook page. Learn more about Waterford Comhairle na nÓg at

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