About the project

Development of masterplan, part 8 planning, tender and inspection of site works for the development of a
new 20 hectare public park on a former landfill site. Creation of an innovative approach to the
development of a significant regional park that compliments the adjacent natural heritage areas.

Kilbarry Landfill Park forms part of the Waterford Nature Park which encompasses a wide area including
the proposed renovated old railway line to Tramore and the adjacent proposed NHA of Kilbarry Bog. The
key element of the landfill remediation works is to create a country park with an ecological focus for
passive recreation. The planted structure is designed to create different experiences of
containment/protected microclimates through the use of; stands of trees, woodlands, meadows and open
grass areas for active recreation. A fitness trail is provided as part of the active leisure circulation route.

Educational and Art opportunities abound in the park exploring themes of the importance of bogland
habitat protection, waste generation and its impact on our environment, habitat diversity, protected
species and invasive species control. An heritage trail is provided as an integrated amenity in the park
and is linked to Waterford’s rich history. Interpretation panels and signage was designed by MItchell +
Associates as part of the natural and heritage information strategy.

An exemplar project for the remediation of a former landfill site that demonstrates the resilience of nature when given the correct platform to sustain.
Waterford City Council

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