Community is asked to comment on Knocknaheeny park plan

Community is asked to comment on Knocknaheeny park plan
An illustration of how the new green space will look in Knocknaheeny. The Barnardos building is located to the right of the image. Pic: City Architects Department, Cork City Council.

The green space forms part of the Knocknaheeny Regeneration Project and will be the first of a series of linked green spaces that run throughout the entire regeneration master plan.

The result will be a long permeable path through the entire development.

The park that is currently planned will be located directly opposite the Barnardos building off Harbour View Rd.

It will be completed as part of the Phase 2A regeneration of Knocknaheeney.

According to the plans, the series of parks will facilitate the development of strong character, identity, and place-making for each individual area while also providing a cohesive and integrated green network for use by the entire community.

The plans state: “This design comprises of a series of grassed terraces, transversed by pathways, with informal seating along the edges."

“Entrance points and footpaths seek to pick up on pedestrian desire lines which should ensure a strong footfall across the site, adding a further layer of vibrancy and passive surveillance.” 

Open edges for passive surveillance and connectivity will be a key feature in all these spaces.

The plans for the public park will be on display in the Community Centre until Wednesday and a comment box will be in place to gather people’s views on the issue.

Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent is encouraging residents to get involved in the design of the public park.

Local community groups have been notified of the consultation and details will be posted on the Cork North West Quarter Regeneration Facebook page.



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