Cllr Laura McNamee said: “This is wonderful news that these play parks will get updated facilities. They are a vital resource for the local communities who frequently use them.
“I have been lobbying for several months for these two parks to be included in the list of playgrounds to be improved by the Council.
“There is a real sense of community spirit from those who have worked to get these play parks improved, I have even received messages from people willing to keep them tidy after the improvement work was carried out. They have even said that they would keep an eye on the parks to ensure they are not being misused.”