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Oak Park Forest Park
T: T: + 353 (0) 59 9131554
A: Oak Park,

Opening Hours:

Year round daylight hours. Check for Christmas opening times.

Oak Park Forest Park

There are few locations which could rival the beauty and tranquility of Oak Park Forest Park. Ideal for leisurely strolls and walks, a visit here is a relaxing and pleasurable experience and a must for any visitor to Co. Carlow. Colour coded circular walkways of varying lengths with excellent accessible surfaces and easy gradients make a visit here an enjoyable experience for young and old alike.

The park is a mature, mixed species woodland of over 120 acres with a predominance of beech, oak, scots pine, silver fir, larch and sycamore. The proximity of the walkways to the extensive collection of ferns, mosses and woodland flora provides the visitor with an ideal opportunity to interact with nature.

Boasting a rich diversity of wildlife, the lakes and their surrounds provide a habitat for swans and ducks, while the islands shelter many wild and game birds. The Woodland Walks have been laid out to encompass the broadest range of natural features. Extending over 4 kilometres they include Butlers Wood Loop (700 metres), the Lake Path (800 metres), Fox Covert Track (1100 metres) and Sally Island Trail (1700 metres).

Situated on the outskirts of Carlow Town, the park is a popular destination for family, walking and educational trips. The park also features a picnic area, informal leisure areas and seating at regular intervals.

Directions from Carlow Town: Access off Dr. Cullen Park Road on the outskirts of Carlow Town, close to the Athy Road roundabout. From Dublin/Waterford take exit 4 on M9 motorway. Follow signs for Carlow Town taking the first right after Toughers Restaurant. Take a left at the next junction.

Opening times: Year round daylight hours. Check for Christmas opening times.

Admission charges: Free entrance.


Oak Park Forest Park



Oak Park Lake