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 at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre! 

DRONES IN THE PHOENIX PARK

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

Upcoming Road and Gate Closures

Events List 2020

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

Please find Frequently Asked Questions and other information on the wild fallow deer here. Members of the public are advised not to feed or approach the deer in the Phoenix Park. Please click on image below for advice on caution around the wild deer herd.

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!

Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – Mar 13 @ 5:15 pm
9:30 am
The Office of Public Works and Northern Ireland Civil Service Collection Exhibition ‘Life in Still Life’. Phoenix Park Visitor Centre 24th January – mid-March 2020 9.30am – 5.15pm daily An exhibition of over fifty artworks[...]
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
John Flannery of the Irish Astronomical Society will be giving a fascinating talk on “The Life of a Star” at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Sunday 26th January 2020 at 3.00pm. No booking necessary.  This is[...]
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

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 after the event on Sunday...