Carrigaline public running track gets the green light

Carrigaline public running track gets the green light
The  Community Park, Carrigaline.

A new public running track is to be developed in Carrigaline after County Hall officials agreed on the type of surface and location for the project. 

The 400-metre track at Carrigaline Community Park will now go to tender for contractors to develop it.

County Engineer Vincent Florish told councillors that County Hall was happy to go ahead with the chosen surface materials, a hybrid running track, and the location, around the lagoon in Carrigaline Park.

The Community Park, Carrigaline.Picture: Denis Scannell
The Community Park, Carrigaline.Picture: Denis Scannell

Mr Florish said the hybrid system he had chosen was not solely a running track, but was soft for running and durable to withstand heavy usage.

The track first received funding in 2016 and was originally envisaged as an 800m track project.

It will be 1.2m wide and will replace the current pathway made of gravel and tarmac.

Mr Florish said that the new surface will contain black rubber flex which will be porous and therefore will help drainage.

“The rubber actually takes the absorption; that’s what actually makes it softer to run on, and the top of it has grip for running.”

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