Minister opens impressive new ‘gateway to the Causeway Coast’

Tourism Minister Arlene Foster with Kathryn Thompson from the NI Tourist Board, Mayor Billy Webb and Jacqui Dixon Chief Executive of Newtownabbey Borough Council at the official opening of the new Loughshore Park.
Tourism Minister Arlene Foster with Kathryn Thompson from the NI Tourist Board, Mayor Billy Webb and Jacqui Dixon Chief Executive of Newtownabbey Borough Council at the official opening of the new Loughshore Park.
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THE sun was shining in Jordanstown last Wednesday (July 27) as Tourism Minister Arlene Foster officially opened the redeveloped Loughshore Park.

The DUP politician got to see the new facilities at their very best - the car park full, the cafe doing a brisk trade and the park packed with families enjoying the warm weather.

Loughshore Park now marks the start and finish of the Causeway Coastal Route, providing a key stopping off point for visitors and an upgraded and expanded caravan park for tourists. Other work carried out during the recent £1.34 million improvement project included the installation of modern visitor amenities, new play area equipment, a cafe, a new bandstand, more car parking and easier access to the shoreline. An impressive array of public art also dots the coastline from Loughshore to Hazelbank Park.

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s (NITB) Tourism Development Scheme contributed £670,000 towards the upgrade, with a further £670,000 being invested by Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Full story and pictures in this weeks Times...