This will be the final phase of the highly anticipated redevelopment.
Earlier this week, Cork City Council agreed to proceed with the second and final phase of the Marina Park and Promenade redevelopment, following the conclusion of public consultation.
This next stage will see a revamp of the Atlantic Pond up as far as Church Avenue, and will include new picnic areas, new paths, adventure play areas, a preserved marshland zone, and the restoration of several architectural heritage sites.
The Atlantic Pond, which is in major need of a facelift, will see some major changes to the existing concrete edging which will be replaced with a mixture of new hard and soft landscapes, new and improved seating areas, and a replacement of the existing concrete bridge.
The council has made a number of amendments to the second phase, such as the inclusion of age-friendly and disability-friendly seating, adequate bike parking areas, and water stations throughout the park.
The existing promenade along the water by the Marina will also be upgraded, which will see new seating areas, plazas and balconies at intervals along the walkway, additional pedestrian and cycle access points, and it will also become a car-free zone from Centre Park Road to Church Avenue.