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Turning A New Sod

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The people of the Liberties are spoiled for choice when it comes to the availability of parks and green spaces. Recently, the ex-Lord Mayor of Dublin and member of Sinn Fein Críona Ní Dhálaigh turned the very first sod for Weaver Park at Weaver Place, near Cork Street. The site, six acres in total, is being developed as part of the Liberties Greening Strategy.

The new park is on the site of the old Chamber Court and Weaver Court Flat complexes. Weaver Park is the first to be developed in the Liberties for over 100 years. The decision to build the park was given after residents compelled Dublin City Council to use the site exclusively as a public amenity.  Workshops were held in local businesses last year prior to highlight the design of the park and to give the public a say in the design process.

The campaign was headed by local councilors including People Before Profit’s Tina McVeigh and had the full backing of local people and businesses in the area. Weaver Park will incorporate an amphitheatre for outdoor performances with space for a raised lawn, an outdoor gym, public seating and an area for families to eat together.

Dublin City Council’s Liberties Greening Strategy puts forward a vision for some networks for new parks and green areas, including a new urban park and to include refurbishments on existing parks and green spaces and play areas.  Work on Weaver Park is expected to start before the end of the year and is expected to be completed by summer 2017.


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