Following 8 months of onsite conversations and 2 consultation events, Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services has developed a developed a design that responds to ideas put forward by local residents to create The People’s Park, Ballyfermot on the greenspace beside the civic centre.
The proposal includes a winding perimeter path and gentle earth mounding that will be planted with a diverse mix of new trees and herbaceous plants to bring seasonal colour and energy.
The park will provide the infrastructure for small community gatherings with the inclusion of an open pergola structure and a market space to hold food, plant and craft markets. At the edge of the park will be a movement trail that will include playable elements for play and exercise.
Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services has reviewed the proposals with the Dublin City Council area planner who has confirmed that these works fall within the exempted development provisions for works carried out by the local authority (Class 36 (a)) so a Part 8 is not required to progress works.
Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services intends to put the plans on public display at the park and on the digital platform citizen space for 6 weeks from June 2020. Following this, the plan will be updated if necessary based on feedback.