Tom Ruane Park and Playground in Ballina - Visit North Mayo

Tom Ruane Park and Playground in Ballina is an award-winning and very impressive family-friendly playground and amenity.

Aerial view of Tom Ruane Park and Playground , Ballina
📸 by Bartek Rybacki & Mayo North Tourism

The park and playground in Ballina is based on the Sligo Road it also overlooks the beautiful River Moy. This playground is exceptionally well maintained. It is a huge hit with families from North Mayo and beyond. In addition to this, play equipment was recently upgraded to ensure accessibility for children of all ages and abilities. It is one of the most inclusive outdoor play facilities in Ireland.

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Tom Ruane Park and Playground
Tom Ruane Park and Playground , Ballina
📸 by Bartek Rybacki & Mayo North Tourism

Playground Equipment at Tom Ruane Park and Playground

The play equipment and its surrounds has been predominantly constructed using sustainable wood and bark mulch. Therefore it is very child friendly. It has every conceivable type of play equipment.

The park has the following:

  • A huge double slide (the best fun!)
  • Swings
  • Bucket swings
  • Toddler swings
  • A wooden beam
  • Monkey bars
  • Roundabout
  • Zipline
  • Seesaws
  • Climbing structure
  • A maze

In addition to this, it also boasts tennis courts, basketball courts and an all-weather football pitch. This makes it an ideal location for children of all ages. Pack a picnic and a football and enjoy a great day out for all the family.

It is also located within walking distance of Ballina town, making this park a truly brilliant way to spend an afternoon. The best part of all…..it is free!

Interesting Facts about Tom Ruane Park and Playground

  • It was recently selected by the Irish Times as one of the ‘50 Best Playgrounds in Ireland‘.
  • During the annual Ballina Salmon Festival, the Tom Ruane Park is home to the much-loved Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
  • There are also future plans to build a dedicated sensory garden at Tom Ruane Park.

Read about historian and politician Tom Ruane on Ballina.ie

Tom Ruane Park & Playground Ballina
Tom Ruane Park and Playground in Ballina, Co.Mayo. Image: @Ballina Manor Hotel
Tom Ruane Park and Playground in Ballina, Co.Mayo.

There are so many thing to do with children in Ballina and North Mayo. Check out some of our recommendations here: READ: Eleven Great Things to do with children in North Mayo

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