Phase one of the Marina Park development is expected to open to the public on Monday December 13.
The opening of the 13-acre site, which consists of manicured lawns, a large bandstand area and pond features, will be welcomed by locals and regular walkers, runners and visitors to the area.
Phase Two is to be another 60 acres and together the new contemporary city park will be six times the size of Fitzgerald Park and has been described as a ‘Regional Eco-Park’.
Public consultation on Phase two is to begin in the spring, with construction expected to begin by autumn 2022.
The Marina Park is to be situated within the South Docklands and extends from Shandon Boat Club to Blackrock Harbour with an approximate area of 32 hectares.
It is planned that the park will provide a wide range of passive and active recreation elements, with a particular emphasis on water-based activities, play and a range of event spaces in time.