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Sod Turning for New BMX Pumptrack at Dodder Valley Park

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Emma Murphy, officially turned the sod for the new BMX Pumptrack at Dodder Valley Park, Mount Carmel. The Mayor was joined by Teresa Walsh, Director of Services, Staff of South Dublin County Council and guests to celebrate this event.

Speaking at the event for the BMX Pumptrack at Dodder Valley Park, Mayor Cllr. Emma Murphy said, “the provision of this facility is part of the Dodder Valley Park -Mount Carmel recreation plan, which has already seen the completion of a 400-metre grass athletic track and a football pitch, both currently in their establishment phase. This BMX pump track will be the first of its kind built by South Dublin County Council and we look forward to its provision in Dodder Valley Park.”

The provision of these facilities supports the further development of Dodder Valley Park and aims to promote the health and wellbeing of the people of South Dublin County. The project is funded by South Dublin County Council’s 3-year capital budget and the Department of Tourism Culture Arts Gaeltacht Sport and Media via a sports capital grant.

Shaped by the Dodder River, this park runs from the Dublin Mountains through South Dublin County. The Dodder Valley Park supports a rich variety of birds, animals and insects. The fish stock is predominantly wild and introduced brown trout.

Aecom Ltd are design consultants on the project and it is being constructed by Trailbreaker Ltd in collaboration with Velosolutions Ltd. For further information contact the Communications Unit, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on [email protected]

Source: South Dublin City Council

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