Playgrounds in South Dublin

There are lots of great playgrounds throughout South Dublin. While some are better than others there has been a vast improvement in recent years with many playgrounds being revamped and modernised.  Here is a list of great playgrounds in South Dublin:

Rathfarnham Playground

Large modern playground on the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 14. Great play equipment for toddlers and pre- schoolers. Really large play area for older children. Highly Recommended.

Tymon Park, Tymon North Tallaght, Dublin 24 & Templeogue D6W

There are three great playgrounds in Tymon Park. There is a large adventure playground at the Tallaght entrance to the park. At the Templeogue entrance, there is another playground suitable for both toddlers and older children.

In the woods beside this playground there are several climbing frames, hammocks,a huge netted climbing pyramid and several other wooden play things along the path through the wood.

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 has a large playground with separate play area for younger children, including sand pit. Parent seating available.

Watch out for the ice cream van who is outside most of the year, if you don’t want to buy ice cream, have your excuses ready for the children!

St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Large revamped playground is in the centre of the park in St Stephen’s Green. Suitable for toddlers to twelve year olds. Parent seating available.

Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 

Large playground. Separate section for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Climbing frame and huge slide for older children. There is also an adults “gym” area with sit-up benches and cross-trainers!

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Large, modern playground at Phoenix Park with bright colourful equipment. Suitable for toddlers to twelve year olds.  Parent seating.

Bushy Park Terenure Dublin 6W.

Large playground with separate play area for younger children. Great wooden bridge and small maze. Parent seating available.

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18.

Fantastic Adventure Playground with toddler and pre-school area as well as a large area for older kids. Phase two of this playground is currently underway making it larger again!

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive, Dublin 12.

Large playground suitable for toddlers and older children. Parent seating available.

Griffeen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin.

Large playground. Parent Seating Available.

Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Large playground providing play opportunities for both junior (2-6 years) and senior (6-12 years) age groups.

The free pet farm, located near the visitor centre and rose garden, is well worth a visit.

Home to a range of farm animals, birds and beds, younger children will love seeing the animals up close.

The Pet Farm is open daily from 11.00 – 12.45 and from 14.00 to 16.00

Belgrave Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Playground in the grounds of the park.

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

This large playground has a Toddler and Pre-School area. Parent Seating Availble.

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Herbert Park is home to two playgrounds with a good selection of equipment for different ages.

Blackrock Park, Co Dublin. 

Large modern playground. Suitable for toddlers upwards. Has an excellent climbing frame for older kids!

Ringsend Park, Dublin 4.

Playground with toddler and pre school area. Parent Seating available.

Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2.

Large playground. Parent Seating Available.

St Patricks Park, Dublin 8.

Playgrounds suitable for toddlers to twelve year olds.

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co Dublin.

Large playground. Parent Seating Available.

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