As it stands, none of the white water rafting variety have been added to the list.
Although we're legally required to love this city (it's in our name), there's no denying that it's an extremely difficult place to be at the moment. House prices are ever-rising, there's a hotel that no one can afford to stay at on every street corner and one (1) pint will set you back about €7.
So naturally, the news that three new green spaces have been added to Dublin's repertoire comes as a welcome change.
Check out the 3 new parks which we opened this year. A massive thank you to @DCCParksBiodiv for making such beautiful spaces for communities across the city. #YourCouncilDay #DoLáSaChomhairle #Parks #DublinCityCouncil pic.twitter.com/Lw7dqLsMI1
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) July 1, 2022
DCC shared a video of the three new parks over the weekend - if you're looking to pay any of them a visit, here are the details:
Ballyfermot People's Park
Formerly an empty green space known locally as "the field", Ballyfermot People's Park is now home to a vegetable patch, a bee sanctuary and playground, with gym equipment and space for food markets and outdoor classes and performances too. The park was launched by DCC's Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services team, following an eight month consultation with the local community.
A Dog Show like no other in Ballyfermot Peoples Park - great fun @DubCityCouncil @HazelPBP @BallyfermotBARN @bc_partnership pic.twitter.com/WUQ3km0sPQ
— Brid Smith TD (@bridsmithTD) June 25, 2022
Bridgefoot Street Park
A new park in the heart of the Liberties with an emphasis on biodiversity and a dedicated wildflower area. There's also a playground, allotments, a community garden and dedicated performance space. The designers took a sustainable approach to the construction of the park, with artworks made from construction waste material and "the use of whatever was to hand locally to construct a community garden".
A major component of the new Bridgefoot Street Park is the development of a community garden. The more people from the local community who get involved in the community garden the greater the chances of success.
Please email [email protected] or call 01 670 8880 to get involved. pic.twitter.com/Xt84z6mygp
— Robert Emmet CDP (@cdp_robertemmet) December 18, 2020
Wolfe Tone Park
This popular park was reopened by DCC back in May - it had been closed during the pandemic as the Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services team worked to restore it to a green space. The intention of the redesign was to "create a more pedestrian friendly environment with new public lighting and street furniture and the use of a historic materials palette, creating both a high quality environment and character area".
What a change - Wolfe Tone Park, before & after. #GreeningTheCity #WolfeTonePark 🌳@evrcm pic.twitter.com/A46XA0n5GC
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) May 16, 2022
Header image via DCC
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