THE the sod is to be turned on Ferrybank’s long-awaited Neighbourhood Park next Tuesday, October 1.
The development includes a children’s playground, walking route, teenage meeting point and a much-needed playing pitch.
The contract for construction has been awarded to Tom Beckett Landscaping Limited, with the associated on-site playground to be provided by specialist playground equipment supplier Kompan Limited.
Speaking ahead of the sod-turning at the site, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and local resident, John Paul Phelan, TD, said it will be a fantastic facility for the entire community. “The people of Ferrybank will revel in this Neighbourhood Park. They engaged very closely with the local authority on its design and is very much a park designed by the people for the people. Everyone from pre-schoolers to pupils in our local primary and secondary school to our fabulous active retirement group in this community had their say in shaping its content and design.”
Construction is due to begin immediately with a projected completion date of January 2020.