Liberties Greening Strategy bearing fruit as Bridgefoot Park slated for summer 2021 opening

Dublin City Council have confirmed that construction of a community park bounded by Bridgefoot Street, Island Street, Bonham Street and Robert Emmet Walk is set to finish by early next summer.

The hectare of abandoned allotment was first nominated for use as green space and housing in August 2017, following months of public consultation and designing.

The new park is set to include lighting and furniture infrastructure, as well as landscaped mounds and hillsides. Provisions were also made for a performance area, playground and community garden. There will also be ample access from each adjoining street.

Whilst part of the larger Liberties Greening Strategy, the new municipal park came to fruition as a result of grassroots initiatives from local City Councillors, as well as the Bridgefoot St Park social media campaign, who popularised their movement with #BuildOurPark.

Alongside the new park, plans for 57 social-housing apartments have also been submitted by Dublin City Council, with construction still in it’s early stages at the corner of Bonham Street.

The park also hopes to incorporate the existing handball alley, two all-weather playing pitches as well as storage facilities for sports and gardening amenities.