The operators of Ards Forest Park have opened up the park to locals and visitors for the coming days as a gesture of goodwill to the community of Creeslough.
There is normally a €5 charge per vehicle visiting the park.
However, Coillte has now raised the barrier into the park meaning people can use it for free.
Locals and visitors are being encouraged to take a visit to the area to reconnect with nature and to take some time out following the events of recent days.
The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats including sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands.
The park is also home to a wide selection of animals and birds and the special hide at the end of the salt marsh trail allows the visitor to watch our winter visitors feed on the salt marsh.
For those interested in human history, there are a number of historical and archaeological features. There are the remains of four ring forts together with a holy well and a mass rock.