PROJECT: WESTSIDE AMENITY PARK
CLIENT: Galway City Council
Service: CSR acted as lead consultant and employers representative for all stages of the redevelopment of this project (€1.5M construction project), from feasibility and initial public consultation exercises through detail design to Part 8 planning, tender and construction stages.
The park had become a degraded open space with infrequent use experiencing anti-social activity. CSR sought to revitalise those existing facilities which functioned whilst broadening the overall user demographic through the introduction of new facilities inviting a wider range of age groups. Rationalisation of overall layout, circulation, patterns and optimisation of space were key elements of the design. Subsurface bedrock presented significant issues but also opportunities for informal play areas.
The finished park incorporates; an IAAF standard rubber Athletics Track, GAA / Soccer / training pitches, Basketball & Tennis courts, Children’s playground, Teenage Adventure playground outdoor gym equipment for all ages, a community allotment garden, street furniture, avenue and parkland tree planting.