FORMER DUMP TO TURN INTO SPECTACULAR PARK
BALLEALLY LANDFILL TO BECOME ‘ROGERSTOWN PARK’
EXCITING early plans for a unique new park for Fingal offering some of the most spectacular views of the county have been unveiled by Fingal County Council who intend to spend over €2 million over the next three years to transform the site that was once Balleally Landfill into the newly named Rogerstown Park.
After an extensive public consultation process, the council has unveiled a draft masterplan for the new park which senior parks superintendent, Kevin Halpenny says offers ‘very dramatic and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape’.
Balleally Landfill ceased operations in 2012 and since then, the council has poured considerable investment into rehabilitating the site in preparation for turning it into parkland.
The park will include woodland walkways and will be connected to the Fingal coastal walkway and cycleway. It will have an adventure playground and an adult fitness area as well as a picnic area and a birdwatching facility. Other innovative features of the park include a ‘rain garden’ water feature and a land sculpture as well as an area for holding public events.
The former Balleally landfill is to be transformed into a unique new park.