Parks and Leisure

Parks and Leisure


Parks owned and managed by Kildare County Council

There are 19 parks in Kildare that are owned and managed by Kildare County Council. These vary in size from 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres) to 16 hectares (40 acres). 

A full list of the parks and their locations are available below.  You can explore and engage in a variety of activities from having looped and linear walks, playing pitches, playgrounds and outdoor gyms.  They also cater for passive activities with seating and picnic benches.

Other Parks and Amenities

There are other parks available in Kildare which are not managed by Kildare County Council. These are Castletown House in Celbridge which is managed by the Office of Public Works; forest parks such as Donadea Forest Park and Killinthomas Woods, Rathangan. Moore Abbey Woods, Monasterevin and Mullaghreelan Woods, Kilkea; managed by Coillte

Pollardstown Fen near Newbridge and Ballynafagh Lake outside Prosperous; both managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service

The Liffey Linear Park, Newbridge

"The Liffey Linear park is a 9.5 acre area of open space along the Liffey in Newbridge Town. The area would have originally been part of a flood plain for the river Liffey and has been developed as a public park since the early 1970s. The park connects St Conleths Bridge to the Athgarvan Road. It is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Newbridge and parking is available along the main street. The park is well maintained by Kildare County Council in conjunction with Newbridge Tidy Towns. Due to its location on the edge of the town the park provides a relaxing and tranquil location to get away from the busy main street. The natural setting of the park in a river valley has been retained and added to with tree planting and a wildflower area. The park caters for a brisk walk or run with over 1.5 km of paths. For those wishing for a more physical work out there is also an outdoor gym. There is also ample opportunity for those wishing to laze about or enjoy a picnic. Refreshments or a bite to eat before or after visiting the park are available in numerous cafes restaurants and pubs within 5 minutes of the park." (click here for Green Flag website)

Table of Parks with locations and amenities

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