Thousands Back Online Petition For George’s Dock Lido Campaign

George's Dock Lido Campaign

Images of a bright new dawn for Dublin’s docklands have been released with the publication of plans for what would be a world class public swimming facility.

A 50 metre outdoor pool, diving boards, saunas and water gardens form part of the plans being put forward by the George’s Dock Lido Campaign.

A lido is planned for George’s Dock near the IFC after the original idea for a white-water rafting facility was scrapped.

Dublin city council brought forward plans for a public outdoor swimming pool and swift water training facility with winter and summer layouts.

It followed backlash over the proposal to create a €25m ‘white-water’ rafting centre at the space in the north inner city that was later abandoned.

But a campaign group says the latest plans have shortcomings, saying half of the prime public site, that would be used for training the emergency services, would be unused for much of the year.

The George’s Dock Lido Campaign has released alternative conceptual designs, that would include multiple pools, diving boards and saunas.

The plans also involve green space with seating, performance areas, community function rooms, a restaurant and a viewing gallery.

More than 4,000 people have signed an online petition supporting the plans.