The universal access playground located west of the Victorian Walled Garden at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre was opened in early 2008 and has proved a huge success with our younger visitors.

The imaginatively themed design of this playground is bright and attractive with a great variety of play units, including provision for children with disabilities.  Health and Safety has of course been a primary factor in the design of the playground and on the environmental front, significant use has been made of recycled materials in the manufacture of both the play units and the ground surface.  The EVOS multi-activity play unit, is particularly worthy of mention, as it is the first of its kind in the country.  The playground is suitable for children from 4 to 12 years old.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.

Opening hours for the universal playground at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre: 9.30 am to one hour before sunset all year round, weather conditions permitting. 

Another universal access playground is located in the People's Gardens close to the North Circular Road Gate entrance.  Opening hours: 9.30 am to one hour before sunset all year round, weather conditions permitting.