On our first day in Clongriffin, we found a town beset with problems yet full of potential. The beautiful Father Collins Park, inaugurated last June, was a great morale booster for the local community. It includes a skatepark, playground and outdoor gym. The park is fully sustainable. Wind turbines generate the electricity needed to power the park. As well as this, the park also features an organic water purification system. Water in the park is directed to a pool which is situated beside the lake. Weeds in this lake help clean and purify the water before it is redirected into the main lake.