Up­date given on cre­ation of new Roger­stown Park

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

THE ma­jor civil en­gi­neer­ing works to turn the site of the for­mer Bal­leally Land­fill site into the beau­ti­ful new Roger­stown Park amenity will be com­pleted this spring but it there is no de­fin­i­tive date on when the pub­lic will fi­nally be able to en­joy the new fa­cil­ity which will have some of the finest views of Fin­gal.

Cllr Paul Mul­ville (SD) asked the coun­cil to ‘pro­vide a time­line for the pub­lic open­ing of Roger­stown Park (for­mer Bal­leally land­fill) and also the re­lated pro­vi­sion of a pedes­trian/ cy­cle link to Beaver­stown, Don­abate’.

In a writ­ten re­sponse, Fin­gal County Coun­cil ex­pla­lined: ‘The full pub­lic open­ing of Roger­stown Park lo­cated in the for­mer Bal­leally Land­fill is con­tin­gent on the com­ple­tion of some sig­nif­i­cant out­stand­ing civil en­gi­neer­ing works and on re­solv­ing the is­sue of ac­cess to the park from Rush along the north­ern bound­ary of the Roger­stown Es­tu­ary.’

The coun­cil re­port on the is­sue added: ‘It is ex­pected that the re­main­ing sig­nif­i­cant civil works will be com­pleted in Spring of 2019.’

How­ever, the lo­cal au­thor­ity ex­plained: ‘A fea­si­bil­ity study ad­dress­ing the ac­cess to the park from Rush is due for com­ple­tion in Jan­uary and will be used to in­form the brief for the park Mas­ter Plan.

‘The po­ten­tial link from Don­abate across the es­tu­ary will be ex­am­ined as part of the Don­abate to bal­brig­gan Green­way project the de­sign of which is cur­rently out to ten­der.’

The coun­cil did of­fer some hope of ear­lier ac­cess for the pub­lic to the new park, say­ing: ‘The pos­si­bil­ity of lim­ited pub­lic ac­cess to the park in­terim to the res­o­lu­tion of the is­sues out­lined above is un­der con­sid­er­a­tion by the Bal­leally Land­fill Li­ai­son Group in con­sul­ta­tion with the rel­e­vant Coun­cil De­part­ments.’

When com­pleted, the park will be un­recog­nis­able from its for­mer ex­is­tence as a land­fill site.

The park will be en­joyed by com­mu­ni­ties sur­round­ing Roger­stown Es­tu­ary like Rush and Don­abate but will at­tracti vis­i­tors from all over North Fin­gal.

The high ground lo­ca­tion of the new park will of­fer some stun­ning views of the sur­round­ing land­scape and will be a huge boon for the area.

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