5. Knockrose Park
Sitting 500 metres above sea level, Knockrose park in kilternan is a beautiful quaint park, it has the feel of a wild garden with winding paths, hundreds of flower beds and secluded seating areas. It is attached to an old farm house and buildings.
4. Iveagh Gardens
Is the best kept secret in Dublin city, located behind the National Concert hall the Iveagh Gardens is like something out of The Secret garden movie. It perfectly captures artistic landscaping and is a hidden haven within a busy city. Iveagh Gardens hosts the Taste of Dublin and the Vodafone Comedy festival.
3. Marlay Park
Marlay Park is located in Rathfarnham on the south side of Dublin at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. There is a wide range of activities, things to do and see in this Park including a large children’s playground, a BMX track, tennis courts, woodlands, lakes, football pitches, cricket pitch, 9 hole golf course, coffee shops, court yard and more.
2. St Annes Park
Saint Anne’s Park is located in Clontarf on the north side of Dublin right beside the sea front. It is a beautiful park and it is perfect for a family day out. There is so much to do and see in this park such as The Walled Garden, The Rose Garden, The Red Stables, The Follies, The Woodlands and Sporting facilities.
Phoenix park has to be number 1 as it is the largest urban Park in Europe! It also includes the ZOO, visitor’s centre, coffee shops, bicycle hire and segway tours. There are lots of things to see and do here and it is situated just outside the city centre. It was originally known as Deer Park in the 17th century, and you can often see wild deer.