Min Ryan Park is Wexford’s newest flagship amenity that will cater to a range of citizens in the Wexford community. Construction of the much-anticipated neighbourhood park is under way following the sod-turning ceremony at the site of the park by Wexford Mayor, Councillor Tony Dempsey.
The 18-acre Min Ryan Park facility at Killeens will feature surfaced walkways, parkland, playground, civic spaces, water features, and a Great War Memorial. This modern, sustainable living public park will be accessible to visitors of all ages and levels of mobility and intends to further develop facilities with a skateboard park and children’s road cycling training facility.
Councillor Dempsey spoke about the Council’s programme to invest in the community’s amenities saying: ‘Wexford County Council operates a programme of investment in a range of appropriately located public amenities, ensuring these are developed and expanded to keep pace with the growing needs of the community’.
The placement of the park within the Killeen community was a strategic one, incorporating balance to an area of high housing density. Wexford County Council Chief Executive Tom Enright described Min Ryan Park as an excellent example of a public amenity acting as a strong focal point in the development of the surrounding community.