Griffith Park

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Image of River in Griffith Park

Address: Glasnevin/Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Phone: 01-8373290
Area: Central
Category: Northside Neighbourhood parks
Enquiries: 222 5278


  • Band Performances
  • Floral Schemes
  • Leisure Walks
  • Playground
  • River Pool Sea
  • Wildlife

Griffith Park
Situated on the Tolka River between Glasnevin and Drumcondra and just downstream from the National Botanic Gardens, the park extends to 7.5 hectares.  The site was originally a landfill until the 1930's when the eastern end of the park was first developed.  The River was realigned in the late 1930's with further work providing a paddling pool in the 1950's.  The last section of the park at the Mobhi Road end was developed in the mid 1950's and today the park with its fine trees, flower garden, pleasant riverside walks and well-used modern playground (added in the mid-1990's) is one of the premier north city parks.


Recent improvement works include the new pedestrian bridge completed in 2004 and re-contouring of riverside areas to prevent flooding. The children’s playground was upgraded in 2005.



For more information

Parks & Landscapes Services Division
Block 4, Ground Floor,
Civic Offices,
Fishamble Street
Dublin 2

Enquiries: (01) 222 5278