About Us

The Albert Basin Park Project is made up of ordinary people from the local Newry & Mourne area who want to improve the area where we all live.


Sadly Newry City still remains the only city in Ireland that does not have a City Park.


The Albert Basin Park Project is therefore to create a state-of-the-art City Centre Park on the Albert Basin site.



The Albert Basin Project is a cross-community group from all backgrounds, ages and abilities. Our members have a wide range of interests that include music, heritage, inland waterways, ecology, urban sports, art and angling.

What we have in common is a passionate belief that Newry has the potential to be even more than it is - more than just a great shopping destination – a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.

We want the people of Newry to collectively reimagine and reinvent this abandoned space into an exciting and vibrant destination - a waterfront development that capitalises on the local community's assets, while highlighting the physical, cultural and social attributes that define our wonderful city.


Albert Basin Park Project Brochure