The site for the new park in Kiltimagh town.

Kiltimagh park plans published

PLANS for a new amenity park in Kiltimagh - the 'Emigrant Park' - have gone on public display.

The public are invited to make submissions before June 11 on the part 8 planning application which has been published by Mayo County Council.

Working in conjunction with Kiltimagh Amenity Park Committee, the park will be developed on vacant lands to the rear of Main Street, James Street and Thomas Street in the town.

It will include community gardens, an enclosed community area and communal outdoor classroom with seating. There will also be a wildlife pond with a boardwalk and viewing platform.

A MUGA facility and ‘pumptrack’ bike park are also part of the plans.

There will be five new pedestrian access points.

The park will be a space for wildlife and for people. It will have ecological benefits, climate benefits and benefits to the local community.

Close to the main street there will be a community garden where people can come together to grow their own food, to socialise and to learn. This will be a hub where people can be active or just sit and watch the comings and goings.

A running track will be integrated into the pathways, with outdoor gym stations placed at intervals along the route.

Though no playground is planned, the park will provide natural play for children with an outdoor classroom, woodlands and the scope for creating their own play within the park. For teenagers, it is proposed to install a mobile pump track on the hard surface behind the nearby garage.

Events will be catered for with a circular 'fort' that will work as both a quiet space or an arena for small events, concerts or outdoor theatre.

Hobbies will be catered for, such as birdwatching, photography and art.

Nature will benefit too, with multiple habitat areas and a protected area for nesting.

The full plans are available here: https://consult.mayo.ie/en/browse

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