Shanganagh Park is a very important suburban park located on the edge of the county and surrounded by extensive greenbelt lands. The current extent of Shangangh Park features c.36 hectares (89 acres). The Cemetery bounds the park to the south and comprises c. 20 hectares (50 acres) and Shanganagh Castle sits along the north western edge of the park and the grounds cover c. 5 hectares (12 acres).
This master plan sets out a strategic vision for the park which creates a framework within which individual projects can take place. It will maximise the potential of the park and will prevent a piece meal approach to any future developments. It will also guide staff on the ground and the team within the parks division. The goal is to upgrade the park to regional status. There is no set timeframe for the implementation of the master plan.
Shanganagh Park is a pivotal element to drive the vision set out in the Woodbrook-Shanganagh Local Area Plan 2017-2022. It sits strategically at a location central to all this future development. The drafting of the master plan for Shanganagh Park & Cemetery is timely as it coincides, in particular, with the proposed residential developments in Shanganagh Castle and on the Woodbrook lands and the Crematorium. Permeability and linkages are key goals which will make a positive contribution to the local area. Co-operation between Council departments and co-ordination with external consultants for the proposed Woodbrook development has resulted in a holistic master plan for the park. On-going consultation and workshops with sports clubs & Councillors has helped to refine the plan. This public consultation process will refine the plan further.
A draft master plan has been developed based on a comprehensive analysis of Shanganagh Park & Cemetery and extensive pre-consultation with many of its stakeholders. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council would now like to invite submissions or observations regarding the master plan and site analysis prior to these being finalised.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Parks staff will hold an informal presentation followed by questions and answers in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Shankill on Thursday 18th of July, from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm.
The Site Analysis and master plan are available to download or view here.
The closing date for receipt of submissions or observations is the 9th August 2019.