Tandy’s Lane Park, a new seven-acre park in Lucan, was formally opened earlier today.
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD joined the Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr Peter Kavanagh, and South Dublin County Council Chief Executive Daniel McLoughlin, to open the park.
According to South Dublin County Council, “the park is designed with a mix of formal and informal recreation facilities, with a large sports pitch, three interconnected playgrounds, a space designed specifically for teenagers and fitness areas alongside high quality soft and hard landscapes.
“Much of the soft landscape consists of biodiverse flower meadows and there are views of the retained, mature hedgerows and woodland areas,” the council says.
Tandy’s Lane Park is one of three large infrastructure projects being delivered at the Adamstown Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) with Airlie Park and the Celbridge Link Road to follow.
A combined €15 million was allocated for the three projects by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government through the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Funds (LIHAF) with South Dublin County Council providing an additional €5 million in funding.
Minister O’Brien said at the opening: “I really want to compliment South Dublin County Council on completing this project, one of a number of strategic infrastructure projects across the Adamstown SDZ lands under their Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF).
“The Tandy’s Lane Park project has delivered a large-scale public park within Adamstown for the use of residents and visitors of all ages, including a range of amenities such as playgrounds and playing pitches.
“I commend South Dublin County Council for the delivery of this project with the aid of LIHAF funding to facilitate the delivery of 2,000 new homes within the Adamstown SDZ and will help create and sustain new communities”.
Councillor Peter Kavanagh, Mayor of South Dublin County, said: “It gives me great pleasure to be here today to formally open Tandy’s Lane Park.
“Providing such a wonderful amenity for the people of Adamstown, Lucan and beyond highlights the council’s ongoing commitment to improving infrastructure in the area and providing new play opportunities for both young and older citizens.”