Bay Road Park

Bay Road Park, a Derry City flagship park is valuable to the people and visitors of Derry as an open space and for the wildlife found there. The location of the park on the banks of the River Foyle gives it an impressive presence as well as providing a variety of habitats including mudflats, coastal saltmarsh, lowland wood, lowland meadows and wet woodland.

The park is valuable for a wide range of bird species, including six Northern Ireland priority species: redshank, herring gull, song thrush, mistle thrush, starling and bullfinch. It was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2009 for its biodiversity, access, community involvement and educational value.