Poppintree Park is a regional park of approximately 45 acres, shared by the communities of Glasnevin, Ballymun and Finglas.
Poppintree Park has undergone considerable improvement works since 2008 with the Phase 1 redevelopment to the east of the park, which was opened by the Lord Mayor on 14th July 2010. Phase 2 of the park, which is already designed by BRL, will include a new sports pavilion and staff depot. Over 100,000 tons of soil have been removed in the excavation of the pond area and over 50,000 additional plants have been planted which include trees, shrubs, hedging, bulbs, wetlands and wildflower meadows.
The Park includes the Northside’s first native Tree Trail – see Dublin City Council: Trees in the City to download the booklet.
Features of the new Poppintree Park:
- Tree Trail detailing 15 species of native trees for adults and younger people to enjoy and learn
- Feature pond
- Wetlands and wildlife area
- Amphitheatre for events
- Playground for 0-12 year olds
- Playing pitches:3 soccer, 1 GAA, 1 seven-a-side
- Parkland walks
- Fully accessible for people with disabilities
- Extensive seating
- 5 new entrance gates have been provided, at Barnewall Drive, Belclare Crescent, Belclare Drive, Cedarwood Green and Willow Park Road
- CCTV cameras with 24-hour surveillance
The design of the park is the result of extensive public consultation, which took place throughout 2004 with local residents, residents associations, local forums, youth groups, sports club and community groups. Newsletters, surveys, public meetings and workshops formed part of the process to inform the design proposal for the park.
BRL have worked with DCC Parks and Landscape Services Division to develop activities and events for all to enjoy – Please click here to download the Ballymun Parks Activities Programme Summer 2011