The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres), is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city.  It was originally established as a Royal deer park in the 17th century.  For further detailed information please click here.

Opening Hours

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 7am approximately until 10.45pm approximately.

Admission Fees


Average Length of Visit

3-4 hours


Visitor Centre, CaféTea Rooms, Zoo, Bicycle Hire

Contact Details

Superintendent's Office, The Whitefields, Phoenix Park, Dublin, D08 KDC4

Office hours are from 8.00 am -5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Phone:  +353 1 820 5800 / 820 3500 or 821 3021  Fax:  +353 1 820 5584 


To contact staff out of office hours, the Park Rangers who patrol the park from 6.30 am – 11.30 pm, 7 days a week can be contacted on +353 87 228 9698 or + 353 87 228 9688.

In case of emergency the Gardaí can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112.

Gas Lamp