Bushy Park, Dublin

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Bushy Park is a large, 20.5ha, suburban public park in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland.
Although situated mainly in Terenure, and listed by the city council with that address, it stretches to the borders of Rathfarnham and Templeogue. It is across the road from Terenure College boys' school and has several entrances. The River Dodder passes alongside it, within the Dodder Valley Linear Park, and the high wall of Bushy Park has several access points to the riverside.
There is a children's playground, an extensive wooded area, with walks to the banks of the Dodder, a woodland pond, a duck pond, and a recently reopened kiosk. In front of the duck pond is a high hill, and east of the pond is a starting point for the woodland walk, beside a small cascade. The park is a good place for birdwatching - among the species which may be seen are sparrow hawk, treecreeper and kingfisher.
The park has football fields, a skateboarding area and 11 tennis courts. Many sporting clubs and schools in the area use the park for recreational activities such as the Football Association of Ireland, Terenure Football Club, and Gaelic football club Templeogue Synge Street. Sportsworld running club are also based in the park, with their clubhouse located at the Terenure road entrance to the park. The Terenure Village Market operates in Bushy Park each Saturday afternoon. The market consists of a variety of stalls selling artisan foods, confectionery and more, along with occasional music performances.
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  • A stunning park to visit..cant wait to go back again.we cycled from the Phoenix park just to see it and we werent disapointed..it was a beautiful journey.thanks  more »
  • This is a great park for young and old. Tennis courts, Playground, Skatepark, pond etc. Plenty of squirrels on the woods section too!  more »
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  • Lovely lovely park, great for walking the dogs in the mornings as you can take them off their leads until 11 o'clock. There is a great area for the kids to play safely. Also, there is the forest where there is another nice area for a walk, you also have the pond where you can find the swans and other birds. There is also a good few tennis courts and a skateboarding area. Would highly recommend this park as there is something for everyone.
  • Very nice city park on several levels! An interesting park to explore. A surprise down each set of steps for an unaccustomed visitor to find. Nicely designed park!
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