PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 24th September 2019
The ground has officially been broken on a new BMX / skate park
and playground for Ballyfermot.
A portion of Le Fanu Park in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, is set to be transformed into a skate and BMX facility
The ground was officially broken at the site by Councillor Daithí de
The new skate park has come about through consultation and
Commenting at the event, Les Moore, Head of Parks Service at Dublin City Council, said: “A number of years ago a group of young BMXers, through Ballyfermot Youth Service, made the case to Dublin City Council
Also speaking at the event was Nathalie Weadick, Director of the IAF, who said: “We’re delighted to partner with Dublin City Council and Matheson on this project. Over the past number of years, we’ve met
“This process has highlighted the importance of architecture and design in our built environment, but more so, how local communities must play a central role in deciding the type of local area they want to live in.”
Completion planned for 2020:
The winning architectural practice was Relational Urbanism, run by Enriqueta Llabres and Eduardo Rico in London. To meet the ambition
The design for the park went through planning and tendering and a contractor was appointed in spring 2019. Irish company C&A Ltd won the tender, with UK-based skatepark specialist Freestyle on board. Final details and landscaping should be completed in early 2020 and at that stage the park will be open for the people of Ballyfermot to enjoy.