Getting There & Finding Your Way Around

Opening Times

The Phoenix Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

The Phoenix Park Biodiversity centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 – 17:30.

The main gates at Parkgate Street and Castleknock Gate are open twenty-four hours. The side gates to the Park are open from approximately 7am until approximately 10.45pm.

Average Length of Visit: 3 – 4 hours

Admission is free into the Park.

Any queries? Please contact us here


Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from January to the end of April.


The Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden:

10am to 4pm daily


Biodiversity Centre, Knockmaroon

9.30am – 5.50pm.  Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.

Admission is Free.


Getting Here

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We are committed to making the Phoenix Park as accessible as possible. Please get in contact with us if we can assist in any way. We hope you find the below information useful in planning your visit.

The Visitor Centre offers designated car parking spaces, wheelchair accessibility, universal access toilets, a lift and facilities at reception to store buggies or prams if needed.


Dublin 8
D08 Y304

01 821 3021

Car Parking

Car parks and car parking spaces are provided for visitors to the Park.  All car parks are closed one hour before dark, except for the two car parks on the Upper Glen Road and inside Knockmaroon Gate, which are open twenty-four hours a day.  The car parks are situated at the following areas:

  • Papal Cross – opens at 8.30am
  • The Lord’s Walk, next to Dublin Zoo – opens at 9.45am
  • Phoenix Park Visitor Centre – opens at 7.30am
  • Soccer Pavilions on Military Road – opens at 8.30am
  • Civil Service Cricket Club off Chesterfield Avenue – opens at 9.45am
  • Phoenix Cricket Club off Chesterfield Avenue – opens at 9.45am
  • Upper Glen Road – open 24 hours
  • Knockmaroon car park, inside Knockmaroon Gate – open 24 hours


Bike Hire

Phoenix Park Bikes are located just inside the main gate on Parkgate Street. A wide range of bikes that are designed to cater for all ages, and the newly extended network of fourteen kms of cycle trails, make this a safe and enjoyable way for people to experience ad explore the Park. The bike hire facility forms part of a number of measures recommended in the Phoenix Park Transportation Study, commissioned by the Office of Public Works.

There is bicycle parking available in the car park of the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

For more information, call 087 379 9946, contact them via Facebook or Twitter, or check out their website.