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Revamp Progresses at Round Lake

A significant £1M refurbishment to Mid Ulster District Council’s Round Lake camping and recreation site is progressing this month, with the installation of new all-ability equipment in the play area beginning last week.

The new equipment includes a swirl wheelchair accessible roundabout; timber swings with basket and flat seats, storyteller chair and toadstool mushroom seats and balance beam; and a pedestal slide.

Wheelchair accessible timber picnic benches, as well as jumbo benches and seats have been installed at the edges of the Play Area with clear views to give peace of mind to parents or carers accompanying children.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan, viewing progress on site, said,

“It’s fantastic to see these significant and much needed improvements to Round Lake taking shape, which once completed will benefit visitors from near and far alike. As well as improving the experience of caravaners and campers on site, the refurbishment will open up access to this hidden gem located in the Clogher Valley for local people, visitors, and for people with disabilities.”

Part-funded under the Rural Tourism Scheme of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, and the European Union, other work on site has included the addition of a new performance space and amphitheatre style seating, extension of caravan and camping pitches, improvements to trails, landscaping and entrance/pedestrian footpaths.

Included within the revamp is the complete refurbishment of the existing Lake House visitor building to include improved common spaces, shower facilities, and in a first for a caravan and campsite here, a new Changing Places facility. It is anticipated that the refurbished amenities will reopen in late spring.

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