About Phoenix Park

Here’s a quick guide to Phoenix Park’s hidden history

1500s Coal mining starts on the land.

1900 The pit closes and a brick works opens on the site.

1950 The brickworks closes and the site is left unused.

1960s It’s decided to reclaim the land and develop a park.

2001 A Friends of the Park group is launched.

2004 Restoration and renovation starts on the park to create a new entrance, seating, multi-sport games area and sensory garden.

2010 Work finishes on the park’s renovation