4.1 Parks

Dublin city has over 200 public parks of various size, distribution and character within its administrative area. These parks function to create recreational, cultural, environmental and social benefits to Dublin and the key function of Park Services is to plan, design, maintain and manage this resource.

City parks are not evenly distributed or of consistent quality throughout the city. This strategy assesses these issues so that it can inform future parks provision,funding policy and management.

A parks typology is defined below to organise the array of existing parks, which are described and assessed in terms of quantity, quality and accessibility.


• Parks Services’ objective is to plan, design, maintain and manage the city parks resource to best serve the recreational, cultural, economic, environmental and social needs of Dublin