The concept design for the upgrade of Killinarden Park has been completed and plans are soon to progress for planning approval. Landscape architects Nicholas De Jong Associates have completed their concept design for the upgrade of Killinarden Park. The design process involved an innovative community-wide consultation which enabled the community to express their views on the park redevelopment.
The input of local councillors, community activists and the very many residents who submitted their views has been invaluable in developing the concept now going forward for planning. The plan also considers the wider plans as identified in the Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan to provide a new green infrastructure and amenity corridor along the Whitestown Stream that will connect Killinarden Park with Sean Walsh Park.
The design for the park incorporates the introduction of diverse habitat types, enhanced park entrances, upgraded boundary walls and railings, a lit strategic walk/cycle path along the Whitestown stream, two new bridges across Whitestown Stream, a primary oval footpath connecting park facilities which can also double up as an exercise circuit of approx. 1km, linear play trails, two natural play areas, seating, multi-games use area with a skate ramp and social space.
The park’s design aims to create an inviting, safe, and engaging space for the community while ensuring that it connects to the wider open space objective for the County. The project is estimated to cost approximately €2m will be brought forward for planning approval in March 2021.