Father Collins Park is Ireland’s first wholly sustainable park. Opened in 2009, the park has the capacity to be entirely self-sufficient.
The project included enabling works including significant earth-moving groundworks and civil engineering works.
The concrete used in the park incorporated 70% GGBS provided by Ecocem saving over a hundred tonnes of CO2 and providing a beautiful finish that enhances the aesthetics of the park.
This landmark public park forms the heart of the wider community, designed to serve diverse ages and interests and to link with green spaces and pedestrian networks in the area. Father Collins Park is a wonderful facility that will attract visitors from near and far for years to come.
Central lake which is 5 wind turbines have been incorporated into the project. This provides power for all the parks integrated systems, lighting, water features, and general park management. The high percentage of GGBS has reduced emissions and improved technical performance.