Why Newry needs the Albert Basin Park?


"Newry City remains the only City in Ireland that does not have a City Park."


By reclaiming this rundown area in the centre of our City and developing it into a state-of-the-art City Centre Park, Newry City will demonstrate that it is a progressive and vibrant City, willing to take the lead in urban regeneration in the 21st century.

Although Newry has a proud history of dynamic neighbourhood community organisations,it could be argued that the City as a whole needs to assert its unique identity.

A new Albert Basin Park would address this issue by creating a new shared space for all the people of Newry - regardless of background, age or ability and would reconnect the community through lifestyle, sport, arts, heritage, culture and the natural environment.


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Park Features

Green Space

A newly Planted Tree-Trail containing every Native Irish Tree Species as well as two new Pedestrian bridges which would connect the Albert Basin Park with the centre of Newry City.


A new Marina, Water Sport Support Facilities (WC/Changing Rooms/Cafe) and a Maritime Heritage Centre. The project will seek to reconnect Newry with its Waterways.

Sports & Leisure

A new All-Ages playground including a Children’s Playground, Running/Cycling Track, Skatepark & Outdoor Gym.

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