Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Work continues on new park on Haulbowline Island

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Work continues on new park on Haulbowline Island


Back in 2017, I had a post up about the new proposed public park on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour....

Over the last few months, the site which was an old dump for Irish Steel has been sealed and huge quantities of top soil have been transported across to the island.

Pathways are now being laid out and I presume grass will be planted some time in the Spring of 2019. Allowing for this to become established, I presume it will be 2020 before there is a proper grass surface that can be walked on.

 A new video from Cork County Council shows the current state of the works as of Oct 2018...

I'm not sure as to when the park will officially open but it might have the potential for a new 5k parkrun? One obvious disadvantage is that it isn't next to any major population centre so most people will have to drive there.

Would there be enough interest to establish a parkrun there?

1 comment:

John said...

The Parkrun will depend on the size of the carpark id imagine. As there is an active Naval Base on the island also, id imagine illegal parking may cause problems. For information, a full loop of the outer pathway is 1km.