Tymon Park is a valuable resource for the local communities and the surrounding hinterland. It provides opportunities for a wide range of 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 of 125 different species. It includes four stands of predominantly mature beech with the greater proportion of 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 margins. The has a number of woodland trails which include the provision of way-markers and signs to guide the visitor along woodland trails with an on-site interpretation of 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 of pedestrian paths and bridges and substantial tree and shrub planting making it the recreational focal point in the Park. All the water features provide valuable habitat for up to 92 species of 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 of habitats that can be grouped under the categories of woodland, waterside, hedgerow, grassland and wasteland. With five recorded species being protected under the Republic of Ireland 1976 Wildlife Act
Intergenerational Centre at Tymon Park, Wellington Lane
Work is now planned to commence on the Intergenerational Centre at Tymon Park in September 2023. This single storey Intergenerational Centre development, of internal floor area of 157m2, will be situated in Tymon Park, facing onto the Wellington Lane car park. It will consist of:
- A Multi-functional Community Space
- Associated Kitchen, WCs, Storage and Services.
- Terrace for outdoor seating overlooking the park and storage and services area to rear and associated railings and fencing.
- Replacement of 4 no. car parking spaces with entrance forecourt and cycle parking to facilitate pedestrians and cyclists. The existing number of 4 no. designated parking spaces will be maintained.
- All associated works and services.
- Installation of CCTV for security.
- Alteration works to existing stone wall between car park and park to provide enlarged pedestrian entrance and relocated maintenance entrance to the south.
- Removal of temporary toilet block, replaced by facilities within the proposed development, to accommodate relocated maintenance entrance.
- All associated furniture and fittings.
- All associated landscape, planting and surface renewal works.
- All ancillary works.
During the construction period the contractor will occupy a portion of the carpark with a works compound, reducing the number of available carparking spaces. Access to the bring banks will be maintained. South Dublin County Council apologises for any inconvenience to the public that may arise during these upcoming works.
November, December and January 10.00am - 5.00pm,
February and March 10.00am - 6.00pm,
April and October 10.00am - 7.00pm,
May and September 10.00am - 8.00pm,
June, July and August 10.00am - 9.00pm