Phoenix Park - Wellington Monument

Phoenix Park

Contact Details

Address: Dublin 8
Tel No:  +353 (1) 821 3021
Fax No: +353 (1) 820 5584



Opening Hours

The Phoenix Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

The Victorian Kitchen Walled Garden, beside the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, is currently under restoration and is open daily to the public from 10am to 5pm.

Average Length of Visit: 3 - 4 hours

Admission Fees



Toilets, car parking


An Fionn Uisce Restaurant at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
Tea Rooms beside the Zoological Gardens.

Bike Hire:

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The Office of Public Works (OPW) today, Thursday 9 July 2020, announced the reopening of all of the perimeter gates to the Phoenix Park, with the exception of Knockmaroon Gate, with effect from Friday 10 July 2020. Works are presently being carried out on Knockmaroon Gate and it will reopen once these works are completed.

The OPW is encouraging all drivers using the Park to be mindful of the revised parking restrictions and to be respectful to all pedestrians and cyclists. These measures will be kept under review by OPW, An Garda Síochána and other key stakeholders.

From Thursday, 7 May the Phoenix Park Walled Garden will be reserved between 10am and 1pm for people who are cocooning. This includes the over-70s and the medically vulnerable.

The Phoenix Park is over 700 hectares (1752 acres) in area and is the largest enclosed public Park in any capital city in Europe.  It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660's and opened to the public in 1747.  A large herd of fallow deer still remain to this day.  The Park is also home to the Zoological Gardens and Aras an Uachtarain and Victorian flower gardens.  The Phoenix Park is only 1.5 miles from O'Connell Street.  Both passive and active recreational pursuits may be viewed or pursued such as walking, running, polo, cricket, hurling, etc.  The Glen Pond is set in very scenic surrounds in the Furry Glen.  There are many walks and cycle routes available to the public. 


Dublin City

Bus Route(s): 

No's 37, 38, 39, 46A, 66, 67 from city centre.
Guided Tours:

Self guiding.

Leaflet/Guide book:

Photography / Video allowed: