The People's Park

Waterford is lucky to have a very large public park right in the City centre; about fifteen minutes walk from the Fitzwilton Hotel. It’s been around since the 19th century but a great deal of work has been put into it over the past couple of years. In addition to the lovely ancient trees and grassy areas, there’s a cycle track, a running/walking track, an unusual water feature, a band stand, a couple of original canons, children’s playgrounds (one for young kids and one for those a little older), and even a skateboard area.

The former park – keeper’s house has been converted to an extremely popular cafe serving delicious home baked sweet and savoury dishes. An ornate bridge leads over a tributary of the river Suir to access the Courthouse next door.