Facelift planned for Denis Burke Park

People interested in the future of Denis Burke Park in Clonmel gathered for a few hours last Saturday for an on-site Park Design Consultation, combined with a Spring Clean blitz. The ideas and suggestions gathered on the day will be contributed to an overall blueprint for the park and presented to Clonmel Borough Council in early June.

People interested in the future of Denis Burke Park in Clonmel gathered for a few hours last Saturday for an on-site Park Design Consultation, combined with a Spring Clean blitz. The ideas and suggestions gathered on the day will be contributed to an overall blueprint for the park and presented to Clonmel Borough Council in early June.

Under a tent kindly put up by the Scouts, the SuirCan Community Forum team had the task of bringing together different community groups and interested people to gain as much input, comments, suggestions and thoughts as possible. They presented their initial design concepts and ideas, seeking constructive feedback and practical suggestions.

People’s input into the plan will make the park a truer people’s park, reflecting the views of its current and future users. It was also a chance to re-acquaint ourselves with the park that is once again open to the public after the recent Flood Relief works.

The park will be getting a facelift in the autumn, with additional seating and a looped walkway high on the priority list. SuirCan have invited a number of groups and key people to contribute to the plan, but it is important to get the most wide-ranging selection of ideas possible at this point in the re-making of this unique green amenity for the town.

SuirCan extends its thanks to the Clonmel Scouts for their help in putting up the tent and cleaning the area around the Old Bridge and in the park.

For those who were not able to attend on Saturday, there is an opportunity to see the proposed plan and contribute to the blueprint by dropping into The Common Thread Café in Parnell Street, where a map of the proposed park design is on display and a series of questions can be answered. The café is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm and is located at 15 Parnell Street, Clonmel.

Suircan always welcomes new members. For inquiries and more information e-mail suircanclonmel@gmail.com