Parks: New Playground at Finsbury, Dundrum

Closed 2 Feb 2024

Opened 5 Jan 2024

Overview

Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council is planning to create a new, inclusive, local park play space, where children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can play, in the Finsbury Park area of the Dundrum Ward.  This catchment has been prioritised for these facilities, as it has been identified as outside the 1km radius of an existing playground, with a population density of 5,000 residents, under the age of 18, per kilometre squared.

This consultation aims to engage with the community, to gather ideas and local insight, to form the basis of the new playground design.  Local communities are being invited to complete this online survey and share their ideas. 

This feedback will help create a brief and specification for the playground to be tendered out to design and build, during 2024.      

Why your views matter

The consultation program aims to:

  • Determine the main users of the playground.
  • Determine support for the playground.
  • Gather ideas from the community for the playground design.

Community engagement activities being undertaken as part of this process include:

  • Engagement with local Councillors.
  • Dedicated consultation sessions and workshops for community members, local groups and schools to share their ideas and feedback.
  • Public Consultation Survey.
  • Posters promoting the consultations.
  • Social media campaign.
  • There is also an in-person consultation event planned for Wednesday 17th of January 2024, from 6.30-7.45pm at Dundrum Library. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to finsburyparkplayground@mco.ie

If you would prefer to share your views in a different format, official submissions can also be made by

  • Emailing parksconsultations@dlrcoco.ie with submissions in your preferred format or,
  • As a written submission by post or in person, clearly marked with:

Proposed Play Space at Finsbury Park,

Parks and Landscape Services,

Department of Community and Cultural Development,

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,

County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Post Code A96 K6C9.

The consultation opens from Friday, January 5th, and runs until Friday January 26th

Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Data NoticePlease note that only submissions through the above official channels will be considered and submissions to dlr County Council will be shared with M-CO, who are assisting us with public consultation.

This survey is being carried out to find out your views on the proposed provision of a play space. The information gathered will only be used for this purpose and will not be used for any other purposes. You can access the Council’s Data Privacy Statement here.

M-CO (www.mco.ie link) are a multidisciplinary strategic design and project management consultancy.  They have been engaged by Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council to support the public consultation process.

Events

  • In person Consultation

    From 17 Jan 2024 at 18:30 to 17 Jan 2024 at 19:45

    Planned for Wednesday 17th of January 2024, from 6.30-7.45pm at Dundrum Library. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to finsburyparkplayground@mco.ie

Areas

  • Dundrum Electoral Area

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Playgrounds