Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway re-opens after substantial upgrade

Date published: 29 August 2019


Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway in Londonderry has reopened after a £500,000 upgrade which has transformed and enhanced the beautiful park.

Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway
Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway

The area has been transformed into a space where you can embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle through outdoor activity.

This extensive upgrade to the Kilfennan Valley Park, which was funded by the Department for Communities (DfC) and Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC), included new pathway links, lighting, seating and new cross points at Rossmore and Rossdale to Woodburn Urban Park, and is another significant investment in the City’s Urban Greenway infrastructure.

The work has been completed in time for the new school term providing convenient, safe, accessible and sustainable travel options, to local schools and amenities.

Paul McNaught from the Department for Communities said: “I am delighted to announce the reopening of Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway after an extensive programme of work.  The park has been transformed into a safe and accessible place where you can walk, cycle, relax and enjoy the extensive surrounding greenway and is a practical example of the Department’s ongoing regeneration programme in the City.”

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle has welcomed the completion of the Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway upgrade. She said: “The Department for Communities and Derry City and Strabane District Council jointly funded project is a hugely significant addition to the city’s urban greenway network that provides new pathways, lighting, crossing points and seating.  Council is delighted to be part of this exciting regeneration project that will greatly enhance accessibility and connectivity in the Waterside. This is another positive example of successful collaborative working between Council, the Department and the local community sector and I would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone associated with this project.”

Caw Nelson Drive Action Group (CNDAG), Local Community Representative Linda Watson said: “We are delighted with the upgrade to the Kilfennan Valley Park.  With the new pathways and lighting this will make a safe walkway from Nelson Drive to Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre. We have had very positive feedback from local residents who are delighted to have this great asset on their doorstep.”

Notes to editors: 

1.    The work consisted of circa 2Km of ashphalt Greenway, new pathways links, upgrade of existing pathways, lighting, seating and new cross points at Rossmore and Rossdale to Woodburn Urban Park.   
2.     Project was delivered by contractors - Quinn’s Automatic Ltd. 
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