Five years after it was first agreed by councillors to develop a park on Bridgefoot Street it has finally come to pass. Designed by Dermot Foley Landscape Architects in collaboration with Dublin City Council Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services, the new 1-hectare amenity has been developed utilising what would normally be considered waste materials such as calp, concrete, reclaimed stone and brick, as aggregate to create pavements, seating and play spaces.
181 new trees have been planted and the planting consists of a mixture of herbaceous and ground-cover species, with some amenity grass and ornamental hedging but the over-riding emphasis is on native wild-flower seed mix midst its undulating topography. It also includes bird boxes crafted by the participants of the Liberties Training Centre.
Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8.