Phoenix Park (Dublin) Reviews
Description:This is Dublin's playground - the largest urban enclosed park in Europe, with a Circumference of 11km (7m) and a total ... more
Phoenix Park (Dublin) ... area of 712 hectares (1,760 acres). Situated 3km (2m) west of the city centre. Ornamental gardens, nature trails, and broad expanses of grassland, separated by avenues of trees, including oak, beech, pine, chestnut, and lime. Livestock graze peacefully on pasturelands, deer roam the forested areas, and horses romp on polo fields.
Newest Review: ... precise but also for its beauty. The entire park is so well looked after and there is so much to do and see in it I really would say it is worth visiting Dublin for all on its own. There is a huge area which is filled with sporting arenas of one type or the other such as cricket pitches, Football and rugby pitches and even polo pitches, if you visit the park on Wednesdays or Sundays from May ... more
Customer Phoenix Park (Dublin) Reviews (5)
by redkite32 - written on 18/10/09
I live beside the park and i do alot of wildlife photography and have done for the last 7 years i know nearly every inch of it and it is a beautiful tranquill park in early morning when there is no traffic traveling through it, the reason i am writing this is to try promote the beautiful wildlife we have here in this vast park who cares what size the park is, there is an abundance of wildlife here that not many dublin or irish people know about for people who are intrested here is a short list of certain species that inhabit this beautiful..... over 15 species of butterflies,9 of bats,4 raptors, 80 birds,8 dragonflies-damsel,7 fish,turtles,10 mammals lots insects, And personally i think the O,P,W should do more to promote and conserve the wildlife that inhabits this park and to attract more of the winter visitors in redkite32.....
by - written on 17/11/08 (Very useful, 218 readings)
I was sitting thinking of something really worthwhile to review and I remembered my excellent breathtaking visit to Europe's biggest city park. Phoenix Park in Dublin honestly took my breath away and not just for it`s sheer size (1,752 acres) to be precise but also for its beauty. The entire park is so well looked after and there is so much to do and see in it I really would say it is worth visiting Dublin for all on its own. There is a huge area which is filled with sporting arenas of one type or the other such as cricket pitches, Football and rugby pitches and even polo pitches, if you visit the park on Wednesdays or Sundays from May to September you can ... Read the complete review
by EroyoMiks - written on 13/02/08
If the lengths you are giving are right, the largest european urban park would be "Casa de Campo" (Madrid, Spain) with 4,254 acres (1,722 ha).
by - written on 17/01/08, updated on 17/01/08 (Useful, 121 readings)
In my opinion 'Phoenix Park' in Dublin is definetely not the largest inner-city park in the Europe. I think that you should count mainland Europe's countries as well. As far as I am aware Poland is in Europe as well. Moreover it is one of the biggest European countries. 'Silesian Culture and Recreation Park or Voivodship Culture and Recreation Park' located in Katowice (Poland) is the biggest city park in Europe. Its area is 620 hectares (1532,055 acre). Which means that this park is much more bigger than Phoenix Park. This park has got much more to offer as well: Silesian stadium which hosts national football matches, motorcycle speedway world championships and ... Read the complete review
by steve hackett - written on 24/11/07
phoenix park maybe 1,760 acres but sutton park in birmingham covers 2,400 acres so is this the largest in europe ?