Visit Europe’s largest city park. It has a large herd of fallow deer, and is also home to Ireland’s president and the Dublin Zoo
The park has over 700 hectares (1752 acres). It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660’s and opened to the public in 1747. The Phoenix Park is only 2.5km 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. You can also rent bicycles.
See the Parks Website: http://www.phoenixpark.ie/