The Killarney playground for children is located within the much larger ‘playground’ known as Killarney National Park. Killarney has numerous attractions and things to do to keep you occupied. If you have young children with you, it can sometimes be a challenge to keep them entertained and stimulated. Depending on the age, inclination and mood of kids, it’s not always a guarantee that the wonders of Killarney National Park will keep them engaged. Sometimes what you need is a good old-fashioned playground to burn off some of that youthful energy.
It is appropriate then that the children’s playground is located within the boundaries of Killarney National Park, close to the town centre. This makes it possible to combine some activities around the park with a visit to the playground as well. The playground is open all year round and has something to interest all young children – from toddlers through to pre-teens.
The Killarney playground is located just off Port Road, close to St. Mary’s Cathedral. On the banks of the Deenagh River that flows into Killarney National Park, the playground is quite close to the Deenagh Lodge at one of the entrance gates to the Park. The distinctive, thatch-roofed lodge is home to a lovely coffee shop which provides refreshments during the summer months. The Deenagh Lodge is the natural start/finish point for many walks, runs or cycles within the Park.
The playground is about a ten minute walk from Killarney town centre. A cycle path and footpath along Mission Road will take you directly there. Within the playground there is plenty of space to safely leave your bike. Roadside parking is available on Port Road directly outside the entrance but this can be quite busy during the summer months or when services are underway in the nearby St Mary’s Cathedral. You can access the playground via one of two bridges – a footbridge on Port Road directly at the playground or over the larger bridge at the gates near the Deenagh Lodge, just a few hundred metres away.
Within the Killarney playground, there is a clean and modern building with toilet and changing areas. With almost an acre of ground, the playground has ample room to store buggies, scooters, bicycles and any other accessories you may have.