John F. Kennedy Memorial Park 623 acres is dedicated to the memory of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and located near New Ross in County Wexford. It contains over 500 different rhododendron and azaleas, an internationally important collection of over 4000 different trees and shrubs, some of which are very rare, and a small islet-studded lake, home to large numbers of mallard, moorhen and rudd. A magnolia collection nearby has some outstanding specimens. The forest plots are divided into areas containing trees from each of the five continents. The Memorial Park includes woodland walks, playground, tree houses, lake with ducks and fish to feed. A miniature train and a pony and trap operate during high season. Six different counties can be seen from the spectacular viewing points on Slieve Coillte. Group guided walks are provided by arrangement.
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Opening TimesDaily - All year, except Good Friday and Christmas Day: October - March daily 10am - 5pm. | April 10am - 6.30pm: May - August: 10am - 8pm | September: 10.am - 6.30pm: | Last Admission is 45 minutes before closing. |Closing times alter depending on the time of year.
Adult:€3 Sen/Group €2. Child/Student €1. Family €8
John F Kennedy Memorial Park New Ross Wexford