Irish Examiner – 2 April 2015

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015



Irish Examiner article 2nd April 2014



On yer bike for a fun day at Cork city’s newest public park



A new BMX track in Cork’s newest public park will be showcased this summer as part of a huge family charity day.



The track, designed and built to the highest international standards, has been developed at Tramore Valley Park — the site of the city’s former landfill at the Black Ash on the Kinsale Road.


The track, featuring several jumps, ranging from small rollers to massive step-up doubles, is due to open to the public later this year.


However, it will be shown off as part of a family fun day on June 7, organised by Bishopstown and District Lions Club in association with Cork City Council, to raise funds for the Cork Penny Dinners and other Lions Club charities.



Lord Mayor Cllr Mary Shields said the event will be a fantastic way to start the city’s summer festivities. “It also gives us the opportunity to showcase and put into use this magnificent new leisure area — one of the great examples of imaginative re-development in Cork,” she said.


Michael O’Brien, a senior engineer at the council’s Environment and Recreation Directorate who has been overseeing the multi-million transformation of the former landfill into a massive new public park, said the site will be a fantastic amenity for the people of Cork.


“This event is merely a foretaste of what is to come when Tramore Valley Park is fully open to the public in the autumn,” he said.







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