Dublin City Council has just launched a Part VIII planning application for a new public park at Cork Street. The park – provisionally called Weaver Park – will be a welcome addition to The Liberties, an area that has historically had few green and open spaces. The new park has been designed by Áit Urbanism + Landscape after a period of community engagement and consultation with groups as diverse as skaters to market operators.
The main features of Weaver Park include a central lawn that acts as a multi-functional space, a fenced play area for small children, a new pavilion and terrace at the entrance from Cork Street and micro wooded and planted areas. A more informal transition zone along the eastern perimeter of the park will allow for future housing development that will overlook the park and improve its safety and security, as well as enhance the streetscape of Cork Street.
Comments on the proposals are now invited by Dublin City Council as part of the Part VIII process. The final date for submissions is 16th November. City councillors will make a final decision on the park later this year. All going well, work should commence in January to develop Weaver Park in time for summer.