A NEW park in West Belfast has been named Páirc Nua Chollan.

The new £4.75m facility, close to the Colin Connect Transportation Hub on the Stewartstown Road is set to open in July.

The name was ratified at the recent People and Communities meeting of Belfast City Council following a public vote.

Páirc Nua Chollann received 317 responses, accounting for 42.4% of the general vote, replacing the previous option, 'Páirc Nua Colin'.

Other options included Leap of Faith Park with 208 responses, on 23.8 per cent, Sherwood Park, with 111 responses, on 12.7 per cent, Colin New Park, with 47 responses, on 5.4 per cent.

Páirc Nua Chollann will include a new playground, pump trucks, educational zones and a large new walkway.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Magennis said he was looking forward to the new facility opening for the local community.

"The new name was largely voted for by people in the area so it will be welcomed locally.

"We are hoping it will be open for the second week in July and is the latest new project opened in the Colin area over the last five years.

"We are looking forward to the park opening and for the community to enjoy it."

The project is delivered by the council on behalf of the Urban Villages Initiative, a headline action within the NI Executive’s Together Building a United Community strategy.