The redevelopment of the Diamond Park on Sean McDermott Street is a key project to be delivered as part of the North-East Inner City (NEIC) Greening Strategy.
Following much local consultation, the Parks Department of Dublin City Council will present local Councillors with a draft planning application to advance the redevelopment of the Park at next Tuesday’s Area Committee.
The draft planning application includes proposals that will facilitate the access requirements for emergency vehicles, drainage, attenuation and services. The landscape proposals are specific to the requirements sought by local residents during the informal consultation process as well as visitors to the area. The proposals offer the following important landscape and public realm opportunities including:
- Universal access throughout all of the proposed spaces.
- Increased passive supervision.
- Safe and secure public park.
- New play spaces and seating throughout the proposed park.
- Attractive, innovative and multi-functional landscape.
- New landscape buffer between Gardiner Street and Diamond Park.
- Improved biodiversity with a variety of new vegetation proposed throughout the proposed park.
- Improved visual integration to the urban fabric of the existing urban realm.
You can check out the Design Rationale that has been prepared for City Councillors at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UKo69HusFRReTQ_4tdrnPENvi8A2UBQu/view?usp=drivesdk
I’d welcome your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on the proposed landscaping works and materials as well as indicative play and activities envisaged in the redeveloped Diamond Park. Email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com and I will present those views to the officials making the presentation this coming Tuesday.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee