Oak Park Forest Park

Oak Park Forest Park, Carlow: Address, Oak Park Forest Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Oak Park Forest Park
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Loraine D
Dublin, Ireland103 contributions
Nice and quiet, proper paths.
Sep 2020 • Solo
Waited until September to go, as you will be eaten alive during Summer by the mosquitoes from the lake. I'm not a fan of Oak Park, but it's the closest to me. There are very few mature trees. You know, the type you can't get your arms around. The trees that are there are overrun by ivy. The undergrowth shows some impressive ferns. On the plus side, it's wheelchair accessible, even the outdoor play area is.
Written 27 September 2020
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mark m
Longford, Ireland30 contributions
Nice walk
Aug 2020
The park is kept beautiful and clean, its a nice walk, there is a kids play area and exercise machines located on the trail
Written 10 August 2020
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ireland57
ireland7 contributions
was great, unkept
Dec 2019
is shut down now with no signage telling you so, till you get down to the walk in the forest, and then there is fencing up stoping you going into forest. there is no indectation as to when these works will be completed but has been run down for the last few years with no upkeep done so could be sveal months before it is back open.
Written 30 December 2019
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majo56
Kilkenny, Ireland211 contributions
Hidden gem
Nov 2019
This is a lovely walk and takes about 50 mins to complete the whole circuit. Good place to go in winter as the boardwalk type surface keeps you out of the mud!
I’d never been here before but it’s a real hidden gem.
Written 28 November 2019
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Ronald G
Carlow, Carlow, Ireland55 contributions
A walk in the park
Mar 2019
A great place to amble and get away from the mechanics of life. A place where you can hear the birds talking to each other, but they are quite hard to spot as you meander through the the various trees. Whether in winter or summer, the imagery I found was quite relaxing and hence I have visited quite often. Walking through the willows, ash and Sitka spruce seems to relax the mind. The park is on the edge of Carlow and makes for a quick get-a-way or a leisurely stroll with the grandkids, in my case, who love it too. The facilities are good and there outdoor gym machines, swings and tables in the field with views over the local lake and it never seems to be overly crowded.
Written 8 May 2019
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Mary S
Carlow, Ireland60 contributions
really enjoyable place for a walk
Aug 2018 • Friends
a bit of a hidden gem - hard to believe you are so close to town and yet the walk through the woods and around the lake makes you feel you are far away from busy roads etc
Written 20 March 2019
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Anne-Marie N
Carlow, Ireland17 contributions
Family day out
Feb 2019 • Family
Oak Park is a great place to visit,kids play area, bench area to have a picnic and superb walk ways true the forest...
Written 12 February 2019
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Catherine O
Carlow, Ireland132 contributions
Lovely
Feb 2019 • Solo
I walk my dogs in Oak Park forest every day no matter what the weather is like I love it. The walks are all well signed it takes about an hour to do the full walk and there is seating if you want to rest and listen to the birds I like to feed the ducks and swans when I'm there and if your lucky you might see a fox my dogs love walking there as much as I do and there is always plenty of people around there is also a small playground for kids to play and an outdoor gym if you feel like getting fit. I would recommend anyone to enjoy an nice walk in Oak Park
Written 10 February 2019
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Annesophie1989
Carlow, Ireland38 contributions
Such a nice, safe park for all ages.
Nov 2018 • Family
I adore coming here with my baby for a nice long walk. The forest has a path throughout that allows easy access with a buggy or wheelchair.

Lgbtq+ friendly
Written 28 November 2018
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fclauson
Bunclody,29 contributions
Brilliant Autumn Walk
Nov 2018 • Couples
Really worth visiting - ideal for all walkers (in reality its only an 1hr walk) - Wheelchair and buggy friendly so ideal for one and all
Written 8 November 2018
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