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Award is walk in the park

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 4:58pm

The great success of Ballincollig’s Regional Park was given due recognition recently with a prestigious award.

Under the management of Cork County Council, the park, which lies on the south bank of the River Lee, was awarded the ULI Excellence in PlaceMaking Award while the Harpers Island Ecological Project was singled out for special commendation in the inaugural National Excellence in PlaceMaking earlier this year.

The park received the accolades from the Urban Land Institute in association with property consultants CBRE. The ULI CBRE Excellence in Placemaking awards took place in Dublin and were established to reward organisations and communities that make genuine efforts to improve their local communities.

Acknowledging the award, Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey said: “It’s gratifying to see the work undertaken by Cork County Council being acknowledged at a national scale. This investment is reflected in the exponential increase of usage of the park in recent years with over 660,000 people visiting in 2018.”

Then Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, added: “Ballincollig Regional Park has become a fantastic recreational space that is alive and buzzing, bringing the community together. Cork County Council is deserving of this recognition of its remarkable achievements in the regeneration of the park.”

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