4.1.1 Park Typology

Dublin, like many other European cities, did not benefit from a pre-determined masterplan for the provision of its parks and open space. Instead, as the city grew organically each development era left its own kind of park, which we now collectively value and manage.

In order to analyse this resource, a typology of parks and open space is derived as follows:

  • Flagship Parks
  • Community Parks (Grade 1)
  • Community Parks (Grade 2)
  • Greenways
  • Other typologies: Graveyards, Incidental Open Space, Housing