Planning permission has been given for a second community park for The Liberties to be built at Bridgefoot Street. City Councillors gave the project the green light at their recent November Council meeting. The park project now enters detailed design and construction phase, likely to start in spring, with the expectation to complete and open the park in early 2019.
The park has been designed by Dermot Foley Landscape Architects for Dublin City Council Parks & Landscaping Services and the South Central Area Office, and is one of the flagship projects of the Liberties Greening Strategy. The design was informed by an extensive community engagement process. When completed, the park will include play areas, a performance arena, passive landscaped areas, a community garden and workshed, allotments and extensive planting. The space will also reinforce new connections in the area, such as the pedestrian street through The Digital Hub – Roe Lane. A separate phase of work will see improvements to Bridgefoot Street itself to repair pavements, improve lighting and green this route from Thomas Street to the river.