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Nolan's comprehensive history and guidebook of Phoenix Park is a masterpiece."Community Voice.
Park has a great many walking paths for the leisure walker to explore.
Many tracks take off through the long grass and wander along through meadow
grasses to nowhere in particular.
None are far from a road or a bus route or a car park, yet some lead to
quiet secluded parts of the park where the only sound is of rustling in
the undergrowth as park life continues, or begins, as ever.
Phoenix Park is a man-made landscape, and is not an area of wild nature.
Almost every part of it looks as it does now because of the design and
hand of man.
area at Furry Glen and beside Knockmaroon Gates is a quarter designated
for the preservation of wildlife and as such will be touched as little
as possible by humankind.
trees will remain where they are, subject to safety considerations and
woodland plants will be encouraged to spread.
A heritage trail has been marked out along the southern side of Chaesterfiled
Avenue for those intent on a walk on a paved path.
more detail read
comprehensive book on Dublin's own national park.