The proposed development would feature a range of dynamic play equipment and allow for children in the community to enjoy physical activity outdoors in a safe and inclusive environment.
Following approval of the Business Case a tender exercise for the project will commence in due course, councillors were told at this month’s Full Council meeting, which took place on Tuesday night.
Welcoming the progress in the new facility, Alderman William McNeilly, said: “I was delighted to propose that Council accept the Business Case for this much-needed development in the Grange area of Ballymena.
“The importance of play and outdoor exercise to the health and wellbeing of children and young people has never been more important and this new facility, when it is completed, will be an excellent addition to the area.”
Councillor Brian Collins, who seconded the proposal, said: “Good quality play experiences have been shown to have a positive impact in all aspects of a child’s life and their personal development, so it is very welcome to see Council commit to investing in this proposed new facility.
“I look forward to seeing how this project progresses and to the long-term benefits it will bring to the local community.”