Our parkland development will precede Hines’ residential, retail and commercial projects and begins in October 2016. Featuring 3 new public parks (Tully, Ticknic & Beckett) over 163 acres; it will be planted with over 3000 mature trees and will include sports fields, tennis courts and walking tracks. Lehauntown Park House will contain an urban farm, café and an artisan food market. Hines owned lands will provide for 4 new schools (2 primary, 2 second level).
A fresh start for everyone
We are setting down roots for countless generations to enjoy. So our three parks will be ready for you to explore and enjoy, long before our first residents move in. We are also restoring Lehaunstown Park – a 19th century farmhouse which will be the hub of our community featuring a café and regular artisan market.
Introducing Tully Park
Tully Park is located at the centre of the Cherrywood development, and the park itself is centred on the ruins of the Tully Church and Graveyard. Tully Park will be 22 acres in size, roughly the same as Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green Park.
Being the flagship park of Cherrywood, Tully Park will serve as a facility for the entire development, containing everyday walking and cycling routes and providing environmentally-positive connections.
Lehaunstown Lane and the existing hedgerows and tree lines will divide the Park naturally into four zones:
- A Heritage Zone with Tully Church & Graveyard, High Crosses and their environs, with paths to explore the monuments.
- A Biodiversity Zone with lots of native wildflowers, shrubs, trees and informal paths to wander.
- A Play Zone which includes a large play area for kids, a skate park and an amphitheater area for open-air plays or performances.
- A Passive Zone with lawns, meadows and wooded areas make up the majority here, with winding paths and seating areas.
Tully Park will be located beside a primary and secondary school. These schools and the local community will be able to avail of the outdoor recreational facilities and open space within Tully Park.
Primarily intended to provide more formal recreational amenities, Ticknick Park will have 5 pitches for field sports , with paths and walking routes around the perimeter for jogging and training. Existing mature trees and hedgerows will be protected and retained, with discreet car parking adjacent to the playing areas.
This is a substantial park area, offering the potential for an urban farm, allotments, orchards, woodland areas, cycle tracks and much more, given Ticknick Park will be comparable in scale to Dublin’s Marlay Park.
Views from the park will take in the Dublin Mountains, Ballycorus Lead Mines, Dublin Bay and Killiney Bay, from Poolbeg to Bray Head and as far as Howth.
Ticknick Park will include:
- 5 multi-use grass playing pitches
- Pavilion building
- ‘Greenway’ route continuation into the park to provide prioritised pedestrian and cyclist access
- Jogging & Walking Paths
- Connecting paths to The Dublin Mountain Way hiking routes
- Car & Bicycle Parking
Beckett Park is envisioned to be a multi-use space, mixing formal and informal recreation. The wealth of amenities will be complimented by pathways, benches and landscaped biodiversity.
Beckett Park will be enclosed and secure, with the potential for shared use of the sports resources with Cherrywood’s schools, 2 of which are adjacent to the park.
Beckett Park will have an abundance of amenities including:
- All Weather Sports Pitch
- Tennis Courts
- Plaza Spaces
- Paths & Jogging Tracks
- Sports Pavilion with Green Roof and café and terrace
- Boules Courts
- Outdoor Gym
- Multi-Use Games Area
The park will provide a visually and spatially exciting place and an intensive and active space, which will enhance the quality of life for future residents.
Right on the doorstep of Cherrywood is Lehaunstown Park. Set on 7.5 acres of glorious parkland, and drenched in historical significance, this incredible building has evolved remarkably over the years, adapting to the needs of the people.
The building started out as a Tower House in the 15thcentury and by the late 19th Century, it had evolved into a handsome farmhouse connected to a busy working farm. Our mission started with rescuing it from its poor condition, a task we have undertaken with great sensitivity. The goal is to now return Lehaunstown Park and its immediate lands to a working urban farm, promoting ‘grow-your-own’ initiatives, and so creating a fresh amenity for the families of Cherrywood. Lehaunstown Park will contain an urban farm, artisan food outlets and a cafe.
We believe that Lehaunstown Park has tremendous potential to be a focus of the new community we are committed to it being restored and redeveloped to its full potential.
The provision of physical, social and educational infrastructure is a key priority for the new town and village centres of Cherrywood. Planning for two major parks and the town’s principal roads infrastructure has already been granted.
Hines has offered four designated sites within its lands to the Department of Education free of charge for the school developments, and has carried out concept designs for the proposed buildings, and included these in its masterplan.
The schools will be sanctioned when the Department of Education confirms that they are required and this decision will be linked to the delivery of residential apartments and houses.