Dublin has a proud heritage of parks. The City Council is very conscious of this heritage in its management of over 1,500 hectares of parks, green spaces, urban trees and the Bull Island Biosphere. Our parks are popular for many types of recreational activity and provide facilities for activities including sports, play, educational, festivals and events. Even within the heart of the City there are small oases of green space. It is our intention to identify opportunities for ‘greening’ other urban spaces to enhance biodiversity and the liveability of the City.
Our objective is to ensure that all City residents have reasonable and proximate access to quality open space, nature, play and recreational facilities. To achieve this objective we will implement an Open Space Strategy to identify deficiencies in provision and prepare a phased programme of improvements.
For those working and visiting the City we also seek to achieve excellence in horticulture and presentation of our historic parks and squares and consider opportunities for improving visitor facilities. The decoration of the City and animation of spaces is an important role for the Parks and Landscape Services.
Dublin City Council, Parks and Landscape Services are pleased to advise that two Dublin City Parks : Poppintree Park, and Bushy Park, have received a Green Flag for Parks Award 2015/2016 on 23rd July 2015, at an award ceremony at Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House, Antrim. The Green Flag is a mark of a quality Park or Green Space, in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces, a project which is active in more than 50 countries and administered in Ireland by An Taisce.