The new River Ara Walkway is nearing completion. The project includes a 1km walkway along the southern bank of the River Ara which will start on the Link Road in Tipperary town at the new pedestrian bridge, and will connect to existing paths and amenities in Glenview Square, creating a looped walkway in the area.
Among the amenities along the River Ara Walkway will be a community area and commemorative display wall, a playground constructed from natural materials, an amphitheatre for community events, an enhanced natural wetland area with viewing platforms and an elevated boardwalk, a river access point, native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers planted along the river path. The constructed walkway will be 3m wide and the surface finished with macadam making it fully accessible for all. This walkway will create social, environmental, and educational benefits for Tipperary town.
Funding for the project is being provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund, Outdoor Infrastructure Recreation Scheme and Tipperary County Council.