LUSK 2020 TAKES SHAPE
‘Recreational hub’ being created to transform Lusk sports facilities
A vision for the future of sports facilities in Lusk set two years ago by a local community group began to take shape this week as the first phase of works on a new ‘recreational hub’ for the town began.
The Lusk 2020 community group who have driven the vision for new state-of-the-art sports facilities for the town are happy to see work finally staring on the plans they drew up around two years ago. Brian Arnold, chair of the Lusk 2020 committee, complimented Fingal County Council on getting the project to this stage, saying: ‘I have to say we have had a positive engagement with Fingal County Council and we are going to continue to work with them to make sure everything we’ve spoken about and more is delivered on that site.’
He said the next step is to agree a programme of works for the council for the first phase of the project. Mr Arnold said he hoped all the facilities the group envisaged in the plan can be delivered by 2020 but he acknowledged that depends on further land transfers to the council to facilitate the much larger second phase of the project. He said those land transfers are dependent on the level of development in the area over the next couple of years.
He said he was delighted that two neighbouring schools will also have access to the facilities, ensuring their use by day and by night.
Fingal County Council has announced that work has begun on the first phase of the major new public park and recreational hub in Lusk which will see a programme of improvements being carried out to existing sports facilities. The council took four hectares of parkland at Rathmore into public ownership for the project.