Amenity Park

The Amenity Park at Dún na Sí is a unique space which combines nature, biodiversity, arts, education and play.

It is a free and inclusive public space which offers a safe and serene outdoor environment for leisure, exercise, and social engagement.

The area now covered by the Amenity Park was once a commons used for grazing, and was known locally as the ‘Cow Park’. Through the work of the local community group, Midland Amenity Park Association, work began in 2008 to develop this area into a dedicated park and nature reserve.

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Five years later the transformation was complete, and today you can enjoy a walk through planted parklands and a wetland reserve which is home to many native wildlife species. A specially constructed ‘hide’ allows you to observe the many species of wild birds on our small lake or ‘turlough’ without disturbing their habitat.

The park provides a popular and fully equipped children’s playground for use by our visitors, which is situated next to Lillymay’s Cafe; serving great coffee and offering an excellent lunch menu.

With the Art in the Park project, imaginative artistic creations emerge from the parkland as you explore the space. These are sculptures made from recycled and natural materials by students from local schools, who work with artists to enhance the visitor’s experience of the park. Our Sensory & Butterfly Garden are a community work in progress project which include our Tyre Well, tiled mural water feature, and so much more.

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The Dún na Sí Park project has been part funded by Westmeath Community Development through the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013.

Explore the Amenity Park

Click or tap our interactive map to see what you can do at Dún na Sí Amenity Park

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Amenity Park Attractions

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Sensory Garden

Stimulate the five senses in our Sensory Garden.

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The Turlough

A “disappearing lake” which appears and disappears based on seasonal weather changes.

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Discover Primary Science & Maths

Education in a fun, hands-on way through exploration and discovery!

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Adopt a Tree

Remember a loved one, celebrate family or mark a special event.

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Art in the Park

Exciting sculptural creations created from a range of versatile materials.