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Facts About Our Parks

Dublin City Council Parks and Landscape Services

  • Dublin city has more green spaces per square mile than any other European capital city
  • There are 30 significant public parks within a three-mile radius of the city centre
  • Dublin City Council manages over 1,500 hectares of parks and open spaces
  • 97% of Dublin city residents live within a 300-metre radius of a public green area
  • Dublin City Council provides 2.96 hectares of public green space per 1,000 population
  • Dublin City Council provides 255 playing fields
  • Approximately 1,000 official matches take part on them every weekend
  • North Bull Island is Dublin city’s largest park
  • It is also a UN Biosphere Reserve
  • Father Collins Park is Dublin City Council’s newest park and its eight largest. It will be 25.5 hectares in total when complete
  • Our parks and open spaces provide extensive recreational and leisure facilities. These include playing pitches, tennis courts, athletics tracks, golf and pitch and putt, cycle ways, fitness trails and walking trails
  • Dublin City Council Parks and Landscapes Services cares for over 60,000 street trees in public areas
  • Dublin City Council plants about 5,000 new trees every year
  • There are native tree trails in Bushy Park and Markievicz Park
  • The Council has introduced wildflower meadows into some parks – eg Cherry Orchard. As well as supporting native flora and fauna these help reduce carbon emissions as there is less grass cutting in summer
  • Dublin City Council is working to provide constructed wetlands in its parks. These would filter water run-off from roads into parks

For more information

Parks and Landscape Services
Tel.: (01) 222 5278
Fax: (01) 222 2668
Email: parks@dublincity.ie