The Albert Basin Park Project
CREATING A DESTINATION OF CHOICE
The Albert Basin Park Project seeks to develop a new 15 Acre City Park on the Albert Basin site which responds to both the Health, Fitness and Well-Being of Newry's Citizens as well as to the Local Area's Education & Arts.
The Albert Basin Park's Contents;
• A Park Welcome Centre • Shared Walking, Running and Cycling Routes on marked, Traffic-free Trails • An Outdoor Gym Area
• A New Children's Playpark • An Urban Sports Park • A New Marina & Jetty Area with Canoe Hire • A Unique Irish Woodland Area
• A Park Services Centre containing Café, Local Exhibition and WC Facilities • Outdoor Multi-Purpose Performance Area • Designated Angling Points
• Pedestrian Bridge Access fromKilmorey Street • 'Swan Bridge' Access from The Quays • Pond & Nature Reserve Area • An Adventure Playground
CORE DESIGN VALUES
♦ A Green Lung For Newry
The City Park will be a Green Lung for Newry whose air quality unfortunately is amongst the worst in Ireland. Following the Green Lung Principle there will be as much Green Space as possible.
♦ A Community-Centred Design
The Final Design and Layout of the Albert Basin Park will be achieved through Consultation and Design Workshops with the Local Community & Community Organisations. Please help us by completing our short 3 Minute Newry Park Survey.
♦ Age Inclusive
The City Park and its Activities will cater for All Ages from Toddlers to the Elderly.
The City Park location as well as the two proposed Pedestrian Bridges will increases Newry's connectivity Without the Need of a Car.
For too long Newry's Development and Layout has been dominated by motor vehicles. Albert Basin Park seeks to restore a balance and apart from essential service vehicles the City Park will be Car-Free.
THE JEWEL IN NEWRY’S CROWN
An unrealised gem in the centre of Newry City, the Albert Basin lies unseen, unused and under developed.
The Albert Basin site is situated at the head of Carlingford Lough, nestled between the Mourne and Cooley Mountains and between the two historic waterways of the Clanrye River and the Newry Canal, It has a unique location of being in the centre of Newry City and also being part of the Greater Eastern Greenway route of Ireland (Lough Neagh to Greenore).