Work set to start on a major park in The Liberties by end of year

by Rachel Darcy

Work is set to begin on a new flagship park for The Liberties before the end of this year, under the Liberties Greening Strategy.

Bridgefoot Street Park will be one of two major new parks proposed for the area, and will transform a vacant site on Bridgefoot Street into a new park.

The park received planning permission in 2017, and is set to include allotments, a community garden, playgrounds and a performance area.

There is also a potential cafe space within the park and a flexible-use ‘open space’.

The existing community garden in the area will be relocated to the south-east area of the site, with the area to be divided into a series of different shapes.

A steel fence will also surround the park, which will also be a prime space to be used for outdoor exhibitions. There will also be several individual allotments on the periphery of the park as well, under the plans.

There will also be security at the park, with lighting throughout the main route of the park, and through the formal playground area as well.

It is hoped that the lighting will help to accommodate play during darker periods of the year, to make the facility used year-round.

The park will open to Bridgefoot Street, Island Street and connect through to Roe Lane.

Work on the park is expected to start by the end of this year and continue into the first few months of 2020, with the green space opening later next year.

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