Shanganagh Park Masterplan - Have Your Say

Closed 15 Sep 2019

Opened 1 Jul 2019

Feedback updated 17 Aug 2020

We asked

DLR Parks & Landscape Services asked for the public to have their say on the design and development of Shanganagh Park Masterplan

You said

357 submissions were received in relation to this consultation

We did

We have finalised the Shanganagh Park Master Plan and is now available for public viewing


Shanganagh Park is a very important suburban park located on the edge of the county and surrounded by extensive greenbelt lands. The current extent of Shangangh Park features c.36 hectares (89 acres).  The Cemetery bounds the park to the south and comprises c. 20 hectares (50 acres) and  Shanganagh Castle sits along the north western edge of the park and the grounds cover c. 5 hectares (12 acres). Shanganagh Park is classified as a ‘Gateway Park’ within the County’s Green Infrastructure Strategy and a ‘Major Local Park’ in the Open Space Strategy.

The park is characterised by its unique geographical location situated on the coast while also adjacent to the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The park is bounded along its eastern edge by the coast and the western edge by the Old Dublin Road. The park is dissected by the north/south train line carrying the Dart and other intercity trains. It is in close proximity to the north bray exit of the M11. Bray Town Centre is approx. 4km to the south and Shankill Village is 1.5km to the north within comfortable walking distance.

This masterplan sets out a strategic vision for the park which creates a framework within which individual projects can take place. It will maximise the potential of the park and will prevent a piece meal approach to any future developments. It will also guide staff on the ground and the team within the parks division. The goal is to upgrade the park to regional status. There is no set timeframe for the implementation of the masterplan.

Why your views matter

Shanganagh Park is a pivotal element to drive the vision set out in the Woodbrook-Shanganagh Local Area Plan 2017-2022. It sits strategically at a location central to all this future development. The drafting of the masterplan for Shanganagh Park & Cemetery is timely as it coincides, in particular, with the proposed residential developments in Shanganagh Castle and on the Woodbrook lands and the Crematorium. Permeability and linkages are key goals which will make a positive contribution to the local area. Co-operation between Council departments and co-ordination with external consultants for the proposed Woodbrook development has resulted in a holistic masterplan for the park. On-going consultation and workshops with sports clubs & Councillors has helped to refine the plan. This public consultation process will refine the plan further. 

A draft Masterplan has been developed based on a comprehensive analysis of Shanganagh Park & Cemetery and extensive pre-consultation with many of its stakeholders. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council would now like to invite submissions or observations regarding the Masterplan and site analysis prior to these being finalised.

The Site Analysis and Masterplan are available to download or view in the ‘Related Documents’ section below.

The closing date for receipt of submissions or observations is Sunday 15th September 2019.


  • Public Meeting

    From 29 Aug 2019 at 17:00 to 29 Aug 2019 at 21:30

    Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Parks staff will hold a second Public Information Evening on
    29th August 2019 17:00 - 21:30 hours

    From 17:00 - 19:30, interested parties can drop in to discuss the plan with DLR Parks staff. At 19:30, there will be an informal presentation followed by questions and answers. There is limited car parking on the site.

    Location -


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • All Interests