Le Fanu Skate BMX And Play Park - Open House Dublin 2024

Le Fanu Skate BMX And Play Park

Le Fanu Skatepark., Le Fanu Road, Kylemore, Dublin 10

Dates & Times
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • 1pm – 3pm (Walk up tours and BMX presentation)
Tour type
  • Outdoor Tour

Join architect Seán Fogarty for a tour of Le Fanu, meet the local BMX club members and witness their skills at a BMW presentation. No booking required, just bring your friends and family and even try out the park.

Seán has worked as design collaborator on several community-driven projects. His research on the topic of skateboarding and urban design has featured in publications such as Architecture Ireland, Goblin Magazine and the Signal House Edition. Fogarty’s tour will be followed by a tour with the Ballyfermot BMX club members sharing their experiences in the park and a BMX presentation with club members.

  • 1pm – 3pm Tours with architect Seán Fogarty and BMX club members
  • 2.30pm-3pm – BMX presentation

Meeting Point: Ballyfermot BMX Hub, Le Fanu Skate Park, Ballyfermot, D10 HF50

Le Fanu was the vision of the local young bikers. Through a People-First design process led by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) with several engagement activities with the Ballyfermot community and other stakeholders followed by a two-stage design competition Le Fanu Skate/BMX and Play Park was built in a collaboration between Dublin City Council and Matheson Foundation.

The winners of the competition, Relational Urbanism, worked closely with the community employing a participatory design process to deliver a project that would suit their needs. Le Fanu Skate/BMX and Play Park was the winner of the Public Space category in the RIAI
Architecture Awards 2022.

Watch the short film about the park by Dyehouse Films, commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation – WATCH HERE


Accessibility Information

The main entry to the park on the junction of Le Fanu Rd and Blackditch Rd is wheelchair
accessible and most of the park can be accessed through a wide paved pathway with minimum elevation. This is an outdoor tour and attendees are advised to dress appropriately for the weather.

Photography Credit
© Image 1. Thanat Thanapornpakornsin Image 2 & 3. Ste Murray




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