Herzog Park

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Area: Southeast


Herzog   Park is a small  local village park located at the rear of  Orwell Road and  Terenure Road East  close to the centre of Rathgar Village.  The site  which was formally a quarry occupying approximately 7 acres. The quarry began around 1800 yielding quartz and black limestone used in local building projects.

Dublin Corporation acquired approximately 5 acres of the site in 1954  on a long term lease. The park as we see it today was set out  in 1985 by the Parks Department, Dublin Corporation and was then known as Orwell Quarry Park  or more commonly as the ‘Park’.

It  was renamed in 1995 in honour of Chaim Herzog, President of Israel,  which also coincided with the year of the tri-millennium of Jerusalem.

Herzog Park is also the home of  Rathgar Tennis Club and has facilities including 10 all weather floodlit tennis courts, a  tennis wall and a clubhouse.

The park includes  a small woodland, grassed areas, perimeter hedging, car parking and a bring/centre all within close proximity to schools and the village centre.

Design proposals are currently being prepared which will enhance the park  and encourage greater use  by the community of this local ‘gem’.

Maintenance Works in Herzog Park

Following  from the thinning of the vegetation and the  removal of rubbish from the woodland area  before Christmas it is proposed to undertake maintenance work on the park perimeter  hedge.

This will involve:

  • The lowering of the hedge to  the top of the concrete post and wire fence along the park perimeter facing the  car park.
  • Removing the palisade fence which is not in keeping with a  local neighbourhood  park.
  • Undertake infill hedge planting to strengthen the existing hedge.
  • Reduce the height of the  hedge  along the  driveway to Rathgar Tennis Club.

It is considered that these measures will improve  passive surveillance in an around the park and also enhance the park boundary.

If  you  have any queries please contact  Parks Services at e-mail parks@dublincity.ie  Tel: 01-2225278

Herzog Park Landscape Masterplan:

Presentation made at the Public Meeting and Workshop held in May 2015. To view the presentation please click here.

Resulting from the public meeting  of May 2015 to discuss proposals for upgrading  Herzog  Park a Draft Landscape Masterplan is now available for public comment and discussion. To view the masterplan please click here.

If you  wish  to comments on the  proposal you may e-mail parks@dublincity.ie , on or before Friday 8th April.

After the consultation  period a final  Landscape Masterplan will be undertaken and be available for circulation to stakeholders by summer 2016.