Galway Parks

Approximately 20% of the land area of Galway city is designated as protected habitats, recreational amenity open space and agricultural land. This includes public parks that vary in size from the 120 zoned lands of Terryland Forest Park to little neighbourhood parks located within housing estates. These parks offer a fantastic mix of wildflower meadows, woods, nature trails, rock outcrops, riverwalks, sporting facilities, outdoor gym equipment, children playgrounds and features of historical importance.

Barna Woods and Rusheen Bay

Barna Woods and Rusheen Bay

“Barna Woods and Rusheen Bay are of themselves beautiful living remnants of our ancient past. Today they may be reduced in size and confined to very small, fragile, and precious remnants, but they are no less precious for that, in fact they are more so because of it....

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Biodiversity Walking Trail, NUI Galway

Biodiversity Walking Trail, NUI Galway

Although not a park in the formal sense of the word, nevertheless the campus of NUI Galway contains a mosaic of very important green and blue habitats that have been brought together to form an official Biodiversity Walking Trail. The trail, which is accessible to...

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Circle of Life/Quincentennial Park

Circle of Life/Quincentennial Park

Circle of Life GardenThe Circle of Life is a national organ donor commemorative garden located in the beautifully sited seafront Quincentennial Park in Salthill overlooking Galway Bay and reflects the spirit of giving, the enduring legacy which defines the lives of...

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Radharc na Loch/Crestwood Park

Radharc na Loch/Crestwood Park

Radharc na Loch/Crestwood Park This park which opened in 1989, located between Crestwood, Ballinfoile Park and Carraig Bán estates, offers breathtaking panoramic views of Connemara, north Clare and Lough Corrib. It possesses large outcrops of karst limestone similar...

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Terryland Forest Park

Terryland Forest Park

Officially known as the ‘Lungs of the City’, Terryland Forest Park was the largest urban neighbourhood forest project in the history of the Irish state when it commenced in January 2000. Initiated as a result of years of campaigning by community groups, 120 acres were...

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