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Brooke Park Pedestrian Access to Close Until Regeneration Completed

20 January 2016

In order to safely facilitate the completion of the final construction works at Brooke Park, pedestrian access through the park will no longer be available over the forthcoming months.

Derry City and Strabane District Council wish to advise park users and local residents that the planned closure of the pedestrian access will come into effect from the 1st of February 2016 until the Park is reopened in early summer 2016.

Regular park users are being asked to use alternative routes external to the park to accommodate ongoing construction works. The reopening of Brooke Park for public use is anticipated towards the end of May. However, the public are advised that this anticipated date is subject to weather conditions, given that the restored parkland will need a period of good weather to become fully established.

A spokesperson from Derry City and Strabane District Council, said: “Council really appreciate the public’s support to date and trust in their continued co-operation in the final stages of what is a major capital parks development project for the city.

“To date we have successfully managed to maintain an access route through the park over the past year. However, at this advanced stage of works and in order to commence the installation of essential utilities such as a gas main, ongoing work to gated entrances, contractor demobilisation, commissioning of new buildings and allowing for the establishment of the planted/grassed areas, the closure of the park is essential.

“This planned closure will be necessary to ensure the successful completion of the regeneration project within programme whilst maintaining the highest standards of health and safety for the public.

“Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to the unveiling of what will be a beautiful new civic amenity which will benefit people from across the city and beyond.”