Policy & Actions


  • Art within the City Council’s parks is important, welcome and encouraged. Donations and commissioning of artwork and their positioning within parks requires careful consideration and is therefore controlled.
  • It is intended to distribute artwork more evenly throughout the Council’s parks and to review the concentration of art located in Merrion Square Park. • In order to maintain the quality of landscape character in Dublin’s historic parks, strict control is practiced on temporary art, memorials and events. In all cases, written approval is required with a stated commencement and conclusion date.
  • Parks Services will continue to support the Artist in Residence scheme and seek further opportunities to provide new premises for artists within parks subject to demand and availability.


  • To update the Art in Parks guide on a regular basis, to explore the possibility of introducing versions in other languages for visitors and to look at methods to link the guide with mobile technology.
  • To carry out a feasibility study into the creation of a Dublin City Sculpture Park.
  • To host an art symposium focused on parks and the public realm.