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Tramore Valley Park

Tramore Valley Park
Type Proposed Public Park
Location Cork, Ireland
Coordinates
Area 64 hectares

Tramore Valley Park is a planned park on the southside of Cork in Ireland.[1] It is planned to have an area of 160 acres and the site is located on the city's previous landfill,[2] which ceased operation in 2009.[3] The first phase of the park is due to open in 2015.[4]

Location

The park is planned to be triangular in shape, bounded on the south by the South Ring Road (N40) on the north-west by the South Link Road (N27) and on the north-east by the housing estates off the South Douglas Road (R851). Neighbouring suburbs include Douglas, Turner's Cross, Ballyphehane, Frankfield and Grange.[5] As Grange lies across a busy dual-carriageway, consideration is being given to the provision of a pedestrian access bridge.[6][3]

Electricity generation

When completed, it is expected that almost €40m will have been spent sealing off the rainwater waste and harvesting any gas produced by the former landfill. It is planned to use this gas to generate 0.5MW of electricity - enough to power approximately 400 local homes.[3]

Bordering suburbs

References

  1. ^ Aoife Barry (9 September 2012). "Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?". The Journal. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Healy, Alan (18 August 2012). "Public get chance to explore landfill site park at fun day". Eveningecho.ie. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Healy, Alan (29 July 2014). "Cork’s new Super-Park". Eveningecho.ie. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  4. ^ English, Eoin (24 January 2014). "Park on former dump to open in 2015". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Cassidy, Eddie (22 August 2012). "Plans for extensive "Central Park for Cork" to go on display". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Tramore Valley Park Masterplan (Report). Cork City Council. 2 July 2012. http://www.corkcity.ie/services/environmentrecreation/tramorevalleyparkmasterplan/5890_Tramore_Valley_Park_Masterplan%20final_opt1.pdf. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
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