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Peace IV Shared Spaces

Springfield Dam Park

  • Current status

    Work is underway on the £1.2million redevelopment of Springfield Dam Park and will be completed by autumn 2020. 

    Following a pause in construction, work has resumed on site. In line with industry health and safety guidance, additional hygiene and social distancing measures are in place to keep workers and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Development plans

    Improved access to and around the site

    • entrance points around the park, including a signature pedestrian access point to the north of the site
    • car parking, including accessible parking spaces
    • a pedestrian bridge crossing the dam will help to integrate the site by providing access to the new pathway and recreational facilities along the east bank

    Recreational facilities

    • viewing platforms along the east bank of the dam
    • a circular pathway will provide quiet and scenic places for walking, jogging and exercising
    • a modular classroom will provide a year-round meeting place for schools and community groups
    • dedicated outdoor event space will enable fairs and community events to take place

    Environmental enhancements

    • floating islands and wildflower planting will provide additional habitat for birds and wildlife
    • the existing ecological richness of the area will be enhanced through additional planting throughout the site

    Overall site enhancements

    • by reconnecting the dam and park we will create a new signature civic space with improved access, recreational facilities and environmental enhancements
    • a viewing area will provide a place to take in the vista while information panels will outline the history of the dam
    • lighting and fencing throughout the park will ensure an attractive and uniform look throughout the site
  • Funding

    The project is the first phase in the development of our plans to reconnect communities in an area stretching from Glencairn to Bog Meadows. Funding for this project has been secured from PEACE IV and Department for Communities. 


  • Watch

    A new bridge has been installed at Springfield Dam, helping connect communities and regenerate the area.

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