The entrance to Herbert Park is in Ballsbridge village, on your left as you walk up Merrion Road.

On warm days we love popping into Hemmingway’s Deli for lunch and going to sit in Herbert Park to eat it.

The park has an excellent children’s playground with lots of slides, climbing frames, swings, tunnels, bridges and roundabouts. Feed the ducks or spot carp in the fishpond.

Running around the edge of the park is a 1.5km jogging route which is popular but never crowded (PDF map).

Herbert Park park also features tennis courts, bowling green and a football pitch.