Tree Planting Ceremony at the newly renovated Sandycove Park

Friday, June 29, 2018
Sandycove Beach
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Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council were delighted today to facilitate the planting of an Austrian Pine to mark the completion of the newly renovated Sandycove Park. The Park has been redesigned in a contemporary style which opens up the fine panoramic views of Dublin Bay and maintains the strong links to the past and the unique heritage of the area.



The tree was planted jointly by An Cathaoirleach Ossian Smith and the South African Ambassador Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcau, Embassy of South Africa in the presence of Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Local Councillors. The South African embassy overlooks Sandycove Park and this month marks the end of the South African Ambassadors' term. 

The old complex maze like path system of Sandycove Park has been removed and replaced with a simpler more functional path system. A central elevated paved space with seating has been created to enjoy the views over Dublin Bay.  Access to the seafront and the building is much improved and the new maritime planting will make for more sustainable management of the park. The upgrade works have led to a safer, more accessible and inclusive public park for the citizens of Sandycove and Glasthule and the wider users of the seafront.