Tymon Park is a valuable resource for the local communities and the
surrounding hinterland. It provides opportunities for a wide range o f outdoor
active and passive recreational activities for all age groups including walking,
jogging and participation in active sport, principally field sports. It is a
popular venue for many public events such as tournaments, band recitals,
film/television shoots, family festivals in the summer, cross country races
and circus performances.
Tymon Park Forest is designed to produce a rich and diverse woodland
landscape for a total o f 125 different species. It includes four stands of
predominantly mature beech with the greater proportion o f the woodlands consist of randomly grouped and intimate mixtures of predominantly broadleaf species including beech, poplar, ash, chestnut, willow, maples, sycamore and birch. Alder, hazel, and hawthorn predominate as woodland margin.
The has a number of woodland trails which include the provision of way-markers and signs to guide the visitor along woodland trails with on-site interpretation o f woodland features where appropriate.
Tymon Park is fortunate to have a supply of water from the River Poddle. The park features two lakes with interconnecting water features. The environment around the lakes is enhanced by a comprehensive system o f pedestrian paths and bridges and substantial tree and shrub planting making it the recreational focal point in the Park. All the water features provide a valuable habitat for up to 92 species o f flora and fauna, and a breeding ground for the popular water-fowl.
Although large areas of the park are occupied by playing pitches there is
still a diverse range o f habitats which can be grouped under the categories
of woodland, waterside, hedgerow, grassland and wasteland. With five recorded species in being protected under the Republic o f Ireland 1976 Wildlife Act
November, December & January -- 5.00pm
February & March -- 6.00pm
April & October -- 7.00pm
May & September -- 8.00pm
June, July & August -- 9.00pm
Please note that, for operational reasons, the car parks are closed in sequence. Some car parks therefore close in advance of the official closing time. Where the closing time varies from the official closing time, the earlier time is prominently displayed at the entrance to the car park.