Those of you with kids will love stumbling upon a great family park and playground when you’re out and about with the little ones. Sometimes when you’re away somewhere unfamiliar you just can’t find a decent play area for the kids (a good GPS device can help). But when you do find one, it can improve everyone’s day dramatically 🙂 When you’re in Cork, you’re not going to find too many parks that can rival the appeal of Fitzgerald’s Park.
Fitzgerald’s Park is perfect for kids due to the large playground with swings, slides and the rest. They’ll also find huge open spaces (ideal for ball-playing), large trees (great for hide-and-seek type games), an idealistic little pond with fountain and some wildlife, a river bank, and Cork’s famous suspension bridge, affectionately known as ‘the Shakey Bridge’.
This well kept park in Cork is by no means just for kids. It has many simple charms on offer such as plenty of riverside benches to relax on, numerous large trees for shade (or shelter), plenty of plants and flowers to photograph, and tons of open space. There’s also a cafe, and a very interesting free public museum (a must visit!)
I was there just last week, on a beautiful sunny day, and got to take some photos. I’ll let them do the rest of the ‘talking’…
You can see the Shandon Clock Tower in the distance in this last picture. It is well worth a visit, and so too is the Cork City Gaol, which is just a very short walk from the park across the Shakey Bridge. Enjoy!