Sport and recreation are part of the broader cultural infrastructure that helps to define the image of an area. It can play a vital role in the economic, social and cultural life of the county.
Sport can contribute to the regeneration of communities and improve the health of all. It can enhance the quality of life of individuals, contributing to their physical and mental health. It can contribute to healthy communities in fostering a sense of belonging and community ties.
Chapter 7 of the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022 outlines the policy for recreation in the county.