Dublin City Park's Strategy - I Love St Anne's

20 Jan 2017

The Clontarf Residents' Association have asked us to publish the following message which appeared on the 'I Love St. Anne's' Facebook page. We would encourage everyone to read the attached document in relation to the Dublin City Park's Strategy and voice their comments via the online survey link. We would also like to thank the group for their ongoing work in keeping local residents' up to date with everything St. Anne's. 

"This is a link to the Dublin City Park’s Strategy document, https://consultation.dublincity.ie/parks/dublin-city-parks-strategy/ which sets out plans for all of our parks, including St. Anne’s. 

It contains information on the importance of green spaces in maintaining good mental health (page 18); The importance of parkland in alleviating flooding in the city (page 25); The impact of installing all-weather pitches on previously open park lands (page 62) ; The importance of the Dublin Bay Biosphere (page 75) and many other issues which are also relevant to the proposed loss of open lands at St. Paul’s playing fields within St. Anne’s park. 

There is a portal in the link where the public can give their views on the strategy document. If you would like to give some feedback on the document or on how you would like to see St. Anne’s developed into the future, click the ‘Online Survey’ link in the ‘GIVE US YOUR COMMENTS’ box. 

St. Anne’s is designated in the report as a 'Flagship' and 'Historic' park. 

Some of the actions listed for St. Anne’s include:

To develop a city-wide destination playground

To run a European-wide ideas competition for the site area of the original mansion

To restore the follies which form part of the historic estate landscape.