What is the vision for Kiltimagh Amenity Park?
The vision for the Kiltimagh Amenity Park is to provide an all purpose amenity park in the heart of Kiltimagh. That it will be one of the largest amenity parks in East Mayo. That it will provide a safe, bright, learning environment in an open area not only for community of Kiltimagh but also for those in our neighbouring towns. It is envisaged that the amenity park will cater for all members of the community. By providing the community of Kiltimagh with an amenity park it would mean providing our town with a green area where all members of the community could come together in a social and active environment.
Where will the Kiltimagh Amenity Park be located?
It is the aim of the committee that the amenity park would be held in trust by Mayo County Council for the community of Kiltimagh. The ongoing maintenance and insurance of the park will be undertaken by Mayo County Council.
What is the current status of the Kiltimagh Amenity Park?
The Kiltimagh Amenity Park committee is actively fundraising 20% of the overall cost of the Kiltimagh Amenity Park. The target of 150,00 has been set to purchase a 6 acre site which also includes sundry cost of sale. The investment by Mayo County Council is approximately €700,000. The development of the site is subject to planning being granted. Subject to fundraising funds and other funding sources being sought and agreed it is estimated completion of the project at 12 months.
Why built a Amenity Park?
- To bring community together – a community park for everybody built on the commitment of everyone
- To encourage an active and healthy lifestyle from childhood into adulthood
- To promote positive physical and mental wellbeing
- To create a safe and protected place for people to enjoy
- To provide opportunities to develop social, developmental and learning skills while having fun
- To reinforce connection, respect and contribution to community
Improving the lives that live here
Who really wants an Amenity Park?
- Young parents with children in buggies
- Walkers/runners who want safe, well lit in town route all year round
- Young people who would like a safe social space to meet friends
- Young people who are not part of a formal sports team
- Older people who want a safe walking route and peaceful place
- Disadvantage families who do not have the income or transport to avail of recreational facilities outside of Kiltimagh
- Time poor families who do not have time to time to travel too far for quality family time
- Supporting local economy- an amenity park will encourage residents to stay in town for recreational purposes rather than traveling and spending money in other towns
- Encourage new footfall into town- the amenity park will encourage other regular visitors from other towns into kiltimagh with a potential of spending more money in town
- Tourism- an additional asset for visitors to kiltimagh situated adjacent to other tourist attractions such as the Sculpture Park, the museum and the planned Velorail project.
- The park will generate employment in construction and maintenance