A real hidden gem, Griffith park is another one of Dublin’s memorable parks. It is located very close to the National Botanical Gardens, in the Glasnevin area, also on the banks of the River Tolka.
Extending 7.5 hectares, work started on the site in the 1930s to develop the park with further adjustments being done in the 1950s.
The main attraction and stand out feature of this park is the ability to go paddling in the river which winds its way throughout the park. There are steps down either side of the banks of the river creating a suntrap for relaxing and sunbathing and giving access to dip your toes in the manmade pool halfway down the river. Fantastic for a hot sunny day to cool off or let the children experience the waterline up close.
Some other attractions include lovely flower gardens with herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting lining the river, an enjoyable playground for children and some peaceful areas to walk and sit along the riverside.
The playground is well equipped with two individual areas for younger and older children. Seesaws, swings, slides, climbing frames, cargo nets and monkey bars will keep the children busy, while there are seating areas and picnic benches around the enclosure for parents to sit and relax. There are plenty of open spaces for a kickabout or throwing a frisbie and although its a small loop, a walk or a run around the park is quite enjoyable for the pure aesthetic beauty of the surroundings.
free of charge
Daily 10am to 8.30pm
St Michaels Rd,
Located just 30 minutes walk from the hotel.
Public transport can also be taken, our front desk staff will be able to guide you on these.