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Docklands Chimney Park, an innovative children's playground area and new community amenity, was opened by John Gormley, TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on 19th June 2009. Developed by the Docklands Authority, the 1,479m2 (approximately) park is located at the base of the historic red brick chimney which gives it its name, near Grand Canal Square in Dublin's South Docklands. To view map click here...
Throughout 2007, 2008 and 2009 a series of extensive consultation meetings and workshops were held with all stakeholders, interested parties and the appointed design team to research and address the hopes, ideas and concerns of all, regarding the Chimney Park space.
The innovative ideas generated during the consultation process have been integrated into the park with creative features such a mirror wall; a wobbly play platform; a water play feature; palm trees and a blue lounging wall. Children from City Quay National School also created a special poem 'Talking Chimney' that has been engraved into the seats throughout the park.
The Docklands Chimney Park design team was led by Healy Kelly Turner and Townsend and landscape architects LDA Design and the main contractor was SIAC Construction - a full list of consultants and contractors follows.
|Playground Designers||Snug and Outdoor|
|Mechanical Installation||B.S.E (Dublin)|
|Quantity Surveyors||Connolly Mescal Ltd.|
|Structural Engineering||Casey O’Rourke Associates Ltd.|
|Electrical Installation||J Vaughan Ltd|
|Mechanical & Electrical Engineering||Delap & Waller|
|Conservation Architect||TVA Southgate Associates|
(sub consultant to LDA)
|Project Management||Healy Kelly Turner and Townsend|
|PSDP||Bruce Shaw Safety Management|