Cork’s newest park is now officially open to the public.
Stretching across 70-hectares on the site of the former Kinsale Road landfill, which operated from 1963 to 2009, the Tramore Valley Park will open from 8.30am, seven days a week.
As well as walkways and trails, the park features an all-weather events area, a grass pitch, an international standard BMX Track and an outdoor gym, so you can firm up your lats and glutes in the great outdoors.
Plus it’s open until 9pm throughout May and 10pm in June and July so there’s no excuses.
A sports pavilion, a wetlands area and a raised dome area, offering fantastic 360 degree panoramic views of the city, have also been created as part of the park.
A new park entrance, over 400 car park spaces, new lighting, and a new pedestrian/cyclist access track from the South Douglas Road have been installed over the past year.
Cork City Council has named the park’s 2.5km looped walkway after Cork athlete Robert Heffernan, Bronze medallist in the London Olympics in 2012 and World Race Walking Champion 2013- 2015.
We can’t think of a better reason to take the dog for an extra long walk.