The design for a one kilometre public park on the banks of the Royal Canal in Dublin’s Docklands has been unveiled today.

The park will feature floating gardens, playgrounds, pavilions, new bridges and sporting facilities.

It has been designed by Paris-based architectural practice Agence Ter and will also include a public Green space covering 14 acres in the North Lotts area of the Docklands.

The park will run for one kilometre from North Strand Road to where the canal joins the River Liffey at Spencer Dock.

The land required for phase one of the park running from North Wall Quay to Sheriff Street has been provided by CIE and Spencer Dock Development Company as amenity space associated with their development under the Docklands Authority's planning process.

The site for subsequent phases is expected to become available as development continues north of Sheriff Street up to North Strand.