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
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:
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
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.
Click here to view/download the brand new 2019 programme of events at the 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.
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...
Minister Moran congratulates The Phoenix Park on its Award in Irish Independent 2019 Reader Travel Awards
Mr. Kevin 'Boxer' Moran T.D., Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today congratulated the Phoenix Park on its award for Ireland’s Favourite Local Attraction in the Irish Independent 2019 Reader Travel Awards. The OPW were excited to...
At a presentation ceremony last night, the OPW was presented with the Gold International Large Parks Award for the Phoenix Park. The Phoenix Park in Dublin is one of only two parks in the world to receive a prestigious Gold Award in the Inaugural International Large...