The park is a veritable wonder of activity, adventure and admiration. Our visitor is truly spoiled for choice with such a wide range of facilities to savour.

The park is operated by Dublin City Council and is very well maintained throughout the year.

Favourite attractions include:


For walkers and runners, St. Anne’s Park offers many other possibilities. With many different routes, there is plenty of variety.

Children’s playground

The younger generation will love the extensive playground facilities which are located close to the Red Stables area of the Park.

The Rose Garden

Opened to the public in 1975, it has been a recipient of numerous awards since then and in 1981 was dedicated as a venue for International Rose Trials. This is a truly remarkable experience between May and August.

The Walled Garden

Includes a 12-acre plant nursery for the Parks Department. An herbaceous garden is open at certain hours and the garden also features a beautiful clock tower, now fully restored to working order.

The Red Stables

Lord Ardilaun’s original Victorian stables are a joy to behold having now been transformed as the Red Stables Art Centre. Local food markets are held here on Saturdays throughout the year.


Lord Ardilaun’s creative masterpieces are evident as you wander about the park. The Herculanean Temple is a popular feature and can be found on the banks of the Duck Pond. The park also has three fortifications. The viewing tower remains an attractive feature but is closed to the public.

Sporting Facilities

Some 35 playing pitches are in use here in addition to a par 3 golf course and 18 tennis courts.


Those who love ‘shanks mare’ can relish wondrous walkways with picturesque panoramas. Along the way, you will find lots of exotic shrubbery and flora, yew trees, oaks and maples.


There are numerous species of mammals and birds to enjoy.