Making a 350 Year Old Urban Park Relevant Through Diverse Events and Activities: The Phoenix Park / Making Costs Visible

Publisher/Sponsor: 

Office of Public Works (Ireland)
Author/Presenter: 
Margaret Gormley

Presenters: Margaret Gormley and Anna Steidle

The Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland (1752 acres) is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. It was originally established as a Royal Deer Park in 1662 and opened to the public in 1747. Margaret Gormley's presentation explores the implementation and interpretation of The Phoenix Park Conservation Management Plan (2011) and focuses on the year-long 350th Anniversary celebrations of 2012 that over 12 million visitors enjoyed.

Anna Steidle's presentation discusses the best ways to present the allocation of resources for maintenance of multiple green areas in a big city, how park departments can make the costs visible to politicians, and simple ways park departments can showcase the green team in a city in relation to the money it needs.

Presentation from the 2013 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

 

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