Father Collins Park, Dublinís newest park, is a 52 acre contemporary park at the centre of a newly developing urban quarter called Dublinís North Fringe. Father Collins Park uses the principle of sustainability in its design & features. The power requirements for public lighting and water features are partially generated on site by 5 wind-turbines. The park takes a lead in Ireland for demonstrating the integration of sustainable technologies into the design of public spaces. The striking contemporary design also includes a promenade projecting into a central lake flanked by the five wind turbines that provide towards the parkís energy.
Fr. Collins has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Irish Architecture Awards - Best Public Space 2010, The Irish Concrete Society Ė Sustainability Award 2010 and the Local Authority Memberís Association (LAMA) Ė Best Public Park & Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative for 2010.
How to get there
Fr. Collins Park can be reached from the city centre by Dublin Bus number 128 or by DART to Clongriffin Station. It is also a short cycle from the coastal cycle trail at Baldoyle.
- 5 Sports Pitches & Grass Roofed Changing Rooms
- 2 Childrenís Playgrounds
- Picnic Areas
- Outdoor Chess Tables
- 1.5 km Circuitous Running/Cycling Track
- 6 Fitness Stations