Donegal County Council has said there has been major progress with plans for a proposed town park for the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.
Detailed designs for the project at Drumboe are to begin straight away.
Local county councillor Patrick McGowan has welcomed the progress.
He confirmed that the long-awaited Drumboe Town park, as well as other town centre plans are being progressed by the Council and BASICC.
He said “Earlier this year Drumboe Woods was like a little piece of heaven for a lot of families during the Lockdown and strict travel restrictions.
“The addition of new walks last year in Drumboe woods itself and in the adjoining Creggan Woods will link up with the new town park when opened.
Consultants will be appointed this week to begin public consultations and design works on the park while funding has been secured through DLDC and LCDC under LEADER.
Solicitors for the council are finalising transfer of the site into the council ownership which is well advanced according to Council Managment.
The park site was granted full planning permission early last year for walks ,children’s playground, recreational and open space use’s which will be very much in keeping with the surrounding area.
Cllr McGowan added “Drumboe Woods is very unique because of all the varieties of plants and wildlife making it a very tranquil and special area where people regularly go for walks.
“I am very grateful to Donegal County Council colleagues, council management and staff , DLDC, LCDC and BASICC who have supported this project, particularly over the last three years when at last the Council agreed to acquire the lands to develop a town park.”Tags: