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Designing and implementing new parks and upgrading existing public spaces form a substantial component of the work undertaken by landscape architects and professional staff in the Parks and Landscape Services Division. The division also provides professional expertise on landscape issues in the planning process of new development throughout the city. This advice ranges from the protection of trees on individual sites to approving open space proposals on larger scale developments and ensuring appropriate recreational facilities are provided for new residents.

Parks play an integral role both in new urban development and in urban regeneration. Father Collins Park is central to the current North Fringe development in north Dublin, while a number of new parks have been designed as part of the Ballymun regeneration scheme. Balcurris, Whiteacre and Coultry Park are now open with Poppintree Park due to reopen to the public later this year.

Public consultation forms an important part of the design process within Dublin City Council Parks and Landscape Services Division.

Accessibility to parks and open spaces is an important issue with audits for all parks now complete, with the next stage being a programme of implementation works to ensure all parks are equally catered for. Due to the scale of the task, the works will be phased over the next few years. Work has just begun on this phase of the project.

Find out more about the Parks Accessibility project.


 An image of Father Collins Park

 A photo of Liffey Valley

Father Collins Park
Liffey Valley



For more information

Parks & Landscapes Services Division
Block 4, Ground Floor,
Civic Offices,
Fishamble Street
Dublin 8
D08 RF3F

Enquiries: (01) 222 5278