St. Catherine's Park Masterplan

Friday, March 29, 2013

St. Catherine's Park is a 200 acres park located along the banks of the river Liffey between Lucan and Leixlip. The park is best known for the attractive old woodlands in the southern part of the park, while the northern part of the park mainly comprises of sports pitches and open grassland.

The park is currently relatively underused with low numbers of people walking their dog in the park and soccer teams using some of the pitches in the weekend. The park is also an important nature conservation area and part of the River Liffey proposed Natural Heritage Area is included within the parkland boundaries.

Proposed lake for St. Catherine's park
Given the large urban population base in the area, it is envisaged that St. Catherine's Park can become a valuable recreational facility. Not only for the people in Lucan, Leixlip and Clonee, but for the much wider region covering Dublin 15, Kildare and South County Dublin.
Last year Fingal County Council and local community groups organised an extensive public consultation campaign in St. Catherine's Park with the view to develop a new masterplan for the park. People where asked to fill in questionnaires and participated in public meetings to find out what people want to see and do in the park. Even the children had a consultation meeting, where a group of 30 children were shown about 25 pictures of play equipment and they got to pick their top five favorites for inclusion in the new playground.

A new draft St. Catherine's park masterplan  was developed based on these wishes and suggestions and is now on public display. Submissions and observations can be made up until April 25th.

Further details can be found here and on the links below.

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