Go on a virtual tour of Creggan Country Park with our Environmental Officer – see our water and land activities in action; explore our nature hub, bee hives, woodland, forest school, fishery, conservation area, viewing point, activity centre and learn about our renewable energy technologies and what we are doing locally to tackle climate change.
Creggan Country Park is a not for profit organisation, located on a 100-acre site in Derry’s Creggan estate.
As a shared neutral green infrastructure space and outdoor adventure centre, the park combines to provide a platform for a programme of recreation, education, training and employment which addresses disadvantage by promoting inclusion and social cohesion at neighbourhood level. The park has four key priorities:
1. Protecting, managing and promoting the local environment through:
- Environmental education programme ‘Nature’s Classroom’
- Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure strategies led by Derry City Council
- Continuous improvements of the site through planting, regeneration of disused areas and regular inspections/clean ups.
2. Creating a healthy society by:
- Providing access to attractive green spaces
- Creating opportunities for outdoor recreation, particularly for families on low income
- Encouraging participation in environmental conservation volunteering
3. Promoting inclusion and social cohesion by:
- Ensuring access to new jobs and services
- Addressing barriers to inclusion and targeting disadvantaged communities
4. Promoting sustainable development through:
- Creating self-sustaining jobs
- Utilising renewable energy including; biomass boiler, a hydro electric scheme and turf roof
- Promoting energy efficiency to visitors and staff