Work has started on the new "pocket park" being built on the former council refuse tip at Wenffrwd off the A539 on the approach road to Llangollen.
David Shiel, area manager for the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of which the land is part, said: "This first phase will see the development of a small car park and new access road which we would hope to finish by end of February next year.
"We will then develop some trails around the site and hopefully onto the canal.
"We are also working towards a link back to the Health Centre along part of the old railway line."
He added: "There are some lovely walks around the site with great views along the Dee Valley and up towards the Panorama.
"I think it is going to be a great additional area to explore in the valley."