Policy and Action


  • Visitor facilities will be developed and provided in parks where there is sufficient footfall and in particular flagship parks, to enhance their appeal and enjoyment.
  • The provision of cafés/tea rooms and restaurants (with public toilets), will be promoted and expanded following consideration of their commercial viability and character of the receiving park.
  • No internal public parking will be provided within inner-city parks. Parking within parks in other areas will be considered in exceptional circumstances and where needed, priority will be given to disabled carparking and family carparking. Cycle parking will be facilitated internally in most parks.
  • The provision of toilets will be considered within parks as part of other built facilities where active management & monitoring is present


  • New tea room facilities are being planned in Merrion Square Park & Bushy Park and are under consideration for Blessington Street Basin, Fairview Park and Palmerston Park.
  • Bicycle parking facilities will be provided for in all inner-city parks.