Parks and Open Spaces

Updated Wednesday 27th May, 2009

There are 450 acres approx. of public open space in Limerick City, some of this land is actively maintained as public parkland and other areas are being developed e.g. as urban forestry and as wildlife sanctuaries. Limerick City Council maintains eight public parks listed above.

Floral Displays

The Parks Service produces thousands of bedding plants annually for civic decoration. These are planted in our public parks, street containers, hanging baskets and on roundabouts. As part of the City Council's City Enhancement Programme, a "Bridges in Bloom" project commenced in 2003. Hanging baskets have been placed on four of the city's bridges: Sarsfield Bridge, Thomond Bridge, Mathew Bridge and Baal's Bridge., over the summer months on each year since.

Tree Planting

The Council has been involved in developing woodlands in the urban environment for many years and has an annual tree planting programme for the city. Trees are planted in parks, cemeteries, along main roads, on roundabouts etc. Planting is carried out annually between December and March, with pruning also carried out at this time to improve the longevity and safety of the trees.

Two examples of urban forestry in the city are the Baggot Estate in Ballinacurra and the Children's Oak Wood at Shannon Fields, Corbally. The latter dates from 1991/1992, when the City Council planted trees to represent the children born in the city during 1991, Treaty 300 Year.

It is intended to increase access to, and usage of, our urban forestry through the establishment of pathways and appropriate signage.

Riverside Walks

The River Shannon flows through Limerick City and is a wonderful amenity for citizens and visitors alike. There are a number of very pleasant riverside walks available, some of which are maintained by the City Council.

Walks include:

  • The City Centre, by the Shannon and Abbey Rivers
  • Baggott Estate in Balllinacurra/Roundwood, by the Ballynaclough River
  • Corbally Woods, Canal Bank, Rhebogue
  • Westfields, North Circular Road (including Cleeve's Bank) 

Further information on these walks available locally.

Children's Playgrounds in Public Parks

Public playgriounds have been provided in Clare Street Park, the People's Park and Shelbourne Park. 

Each playground has been designed and certified for use by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), by children between the ages of 4 and 12.

 

Contact

Limerick City Council Parks Department, City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick.

Tel.: +353 (61) - 407 190

Fax.: +353 (61) - 407 255

E-mail: environ@limerickcity.ie

When enjoying our parks, please take heed of information signage::

Photograph of the Newly Revised (July 2008) 'Clean Up After Your Dog Sign'

Updated: Wednesday 3rd June, 2009

Robert Byrne Park is a compact peninsular park located on Clancy Strand between Curragour Park and the Treaty Stone.

It was created as part of the reconstruction of Clancy Strand and was officially opned on Friday, 29th May, 2009.

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Last update:19/01/2010

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