Springfield Dam and Park
The redevelopment of Springfield Dam and Park is the first step in our plans to reconnect communities in an area stretching from Glencairn to Bog Meadows.
Funding for this project has been secured from PEACE IV and Department for Communities.
By reconnecting the dam and park we will create a new signature civic space with improved access, recreational facilities and environmental enhancements.
Download a map of the site detailing our plans (PDF - 2.08MB)
Our plans for Springfield Dam Park include:
Improved access to and around the site
- A number of new entrance points around the park, including a signature pedestrian access point to the north of the site.
- Car parking, including accessible parking spaces.
- A new pedestrian bridge crossing the dam will help to integrate the site by providing access to the new pathway and recreational facilities along the east bank.
- Fishing stands along the east bank of the dam.
- A circular pathway will provide quiet and scenic places for walking, jogging and exercising.
- A new modular classroom will provide a year-round meeting place for schools and community groups.
- Dedicated outdoor event space will enable fairs and community events to take place.
- A number of floating islands and wildflower planting will provide additional habitat for birds and wildlife.
- The existing ecological richness of the area will be enhanced through additional planting throughout the site.
Overall site enhancements
- A new viewing area will provide a place to take in the vista while information panels will outline the history of the dam.
- New lighting and fencing throughout the park will ensure an attractive and uniform look throughout the site.
We ran a three month public consultation, seeking views on our plans for Springfield Dam Park.
The public consultation closed at midnight on Sunday 9 September 2018.
All consultation responses will be reviewed as we take the project forward. We will provide updates on the results of the consultation and progress of the project as it evolves.