Sod turned on park regeneration project

by Rachel Cunningham
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On Monday, November 6, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, turned the sod to mark the commencement of works on the Killinarden Park Regeneration Project, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Councllor Alan Edge was joined by Mr. Colm Ward, Chief Executive, Ms. Teresa Walsh, Director of Services, local councillors and staff of South Dublin County Council and special guests to celebrate this event.

The works now underway will include the upgrade of the park in accordance with the plans developed with the local community over several months,” said Mayor Edge.

“The plans include provision of a lit walking and cycling route, new routes though the park, playspaces, a teenspace and Multi Use Games Area and upgrade of the existing grass pitches and other improvements to the park. We look forward to its safe and successful delivery.” 

Sod turning Killinarden Park, SDCC, 06.11.23, Photography by Lafayette.

The project is funded by South Dublin County Council’s three-year capital budget and supported by the National Transport Authority via Active Travel Grants and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media via the Sports Capital Grant Programme.

Nicholas de Jong Associates with the Public Realm Section of South Dublin County Council carried out the design work on this project to date. Construction work on site will be carried out by Clonmel Enterprises Ltd. 

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