The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe.

It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660s and opened to the public in 1747. A large herd of fallow deer still remain to this day. The Park is also home to the Zoological Gardens, Áras an Uachtaráin, and Victorian flower gardens. The Phoenix Park is only a mile and a half from O’Connell Street. Both passive and active recreational pursuits may be viewed or pursued such as walking, running, polo, cricket, hurling, and many more. The Glen Pond is set in very scenic surrounds in the Furry Glen. There are many walks and cycle trails available to the public.

The Phoenix Park is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, all year round. The main gates of the Park at Parkgate Street and Castleknock Gate are open 24 hours. The side gates to the Park are open from approximately 7am until approximately 10.45pm.

Click here to view/download the brand new 2019 programme of events in the park! 

DRONES IN THE PHOENIX PARK

Please note the use of drones is NOT permitted in The Phoenix Park

Upcoming Road and Gate Closures

  • Sunday 27th October 2019 – KBC Dublin Marathon

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic:

Chesterfield Avenue    Sunday 6.40 am – 11.00 am

North Road                   Sunday 7.55 am – 11.00 am

Spa Road                       Sunday 7.55 am – 11.00 am

Survey Road                 Sunday 8.25 am – 12.20 pm

Knockmaroon Road    Sunday 8.25 am – 12.20 pm

Upper Glen Road         Sunday 8.25 am – 12.20 pm

Acres Road                    Sunday 8.25 am – 12.20 pm

Gates to be closed:

North Circular Road Gate    Sunday 7.55 am – 11.00 am

Cabra Gate    Sunday 7.55 am – 11.00 am

Ashtown Gate    Sunday 8.10 am – 11.00 am

(Left turn only on entry after 11.00 am)

Castleknock Gate    Sunday 8.10 am – 11.35 am

Traffic Restrictions:

Access to St. Mary’s Hospital and Cara Cheshire Home via Main Gate / Military Road only from 8.25 am – 12.20 pm

All roads and gates will re-open when it is safe to do so

To go to KBC Dublin Marathon’s official website, please click on the link ‘Home’ below:

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Events List 2019

A timetable of Upcoming Events in 2019 is available to download here.

A timetable of Upcoming Events in 2020 is available to download here.

Please check this timetable for remaining free dates before submitting your permit application. You may also use the form on this page to apply for a licence or permit for Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Arbour Hill Cemetery, or the Garden of Remembrance.

If you wish to apply for a licence to hold an event, or permit for photography and filming, please click here.

Current Road and Gate Closures

Deer in the Park

Members of the public are advised not to feed or approach the fallow deer in the Phoenix Park. Please click on this link to download advice on caution around the deer.

Dogs in the Park

Dogs are not permitted in some areas of the Park, and are required to be kept on a lead in other areas. Please download this Code of Conduct for Dog Owners for more information.

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Important Notice re Car Break-Ins

Members of the public are advised not to leave any valuables in their cars at any time, including in the boot of their car.
The OPW liaises directly with An Garda Síochána with regards to this matter.

Update on the Playing Pitches in the Phoenix Park

No current updates.

What’s On

Click here to view/download the brand new 2019 programme of events at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre!

Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
9:30 am
There are certainly lots of events for all the family to enjoy this October at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Pumpkin carving at Hallowe’en is always a fun-packed event along with a wonderful children’s puppet[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
9:30 am
An exhibition at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre which will run from 2nd – 31st October on some of those buried in the cemetery – from the victims of the RMS Leinster sinking, such as[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Join us for this free family event on Sunday 27th October at 3.00pm.  Suitable for all ages. Dale Treadwell (RTE) will give a fun talk on ghosts, ghouls and witches followed by pumpkin carving. Make[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
1:30 pm
Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre – Bringing fairy tales to life! This much-loved puppet theatre presents a special puppet theatre experience for children at the Phoenix Park Visitor centre on Monday 28th October at 1.30pm[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre – Bringing fairy tales to life! This much-loved puppet theatre presents a special puppet theatre experience for children at the Phoenix Park Visitor centre on Monday 28th October at 1.30pm[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

The Phoenix Park Blog

We love sharing all the news and views from the Park.
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Park Blog for all news articles and Park updates.

Restoration and Reinstatement of Phoenix Park Gates

Thursday, 7th March 2019 Background In preparation for the Final Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2018, a number of gates in the Phoenix Park were removed for health and safety reasons so as to ensure the safe and free movement of people and vehicles before and...