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17 May 2022

Work continues on developing Kildare site into public park

Work continuing on developing Kildare site into public park

The entrance to Cherry Avenue / Googlemaps

Work is continuing on developing the Cherry Avenue site in Kildare town into a public park.  

Councillor Noel Connolly asked for the Council to provide an update on its plans for the amenity.

The issue was raised at the local Municipal District meeting on January 19.

Parks Superintendent Simon Wallace said that an archaeological investigation was completed for the site last year.

He added: "The next step is to carry out a feasibility for the proposed amphitheatre and then to follow this with a tender to design the central earth feature and progress these by the end of the year.

"When this is completed, it is planned to tender for the detail design and construction of phase 1 of the Masterplan to allow the park be opened for use."

The Cherry Avenue area usually opens up to the public at Halloween for activities such pumpkin hunts and storytelling.

The Silken Thomas Players drama group have also put on special performances.

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