Gardai in Wexford town are to put extra officers on the beat and increase mobile patrols following allegations of anti-social behaviour issues involving youths at the recently opened Min Ryan Park at Killeens, on the outskirts of the town.
Gardai have confirmed that extra resources have been assigned to the area to help with eradicating the problems and they are asking the co-operation of the public to report any issues in the park to Wexford Garda Station on 053 9165200.
Covid 19 restrictions are in operation at the park and many families are enjoying the facility and attempting to return to some sort of normality after months of lockdown.
The park on 18 acres cost in the region of €4 million and was due to be officially opened on April 11th to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Min Ryan’s death, but the Covid-19 outbreak put paid to those plans. It is planned to hold an official opening ceremony at a future date.
The park covers 18 acres incorporating an array of attractive features, including a playground, picnic area, dog park, memorial garden, walking track, water features, multi-use events area, play spaces, wildflower meadows and art/sculpture displays.
The park also includes a series of rich, bio-diverse eco-systems such as a wetland area, wildflower meadows and native woodland habitats.