The Phoenix Park, being the largest urban park in Dublin, is recognised as a green lung for the city and recent research highlights the major benefits to public health and well being arising from the wealth of opportunities that such a place as the Phoenix Park has to offer.
Over two thousand sporting and recreational events take place annually in the Park. Organised sporting events are an important feature of the Park. These include:- national and international athletics including duathlons, triathlons, cross-country events, cycling events and community sports days. Many community groups avail of the park and hold various sports day and community days.