The Liffey Linear park is a 9.5 acre area of open space along the Liffey in Newbridge Town. The area would have originally been part of a flood plain for the river Liffey and has been developed as a public park since the early 1970s. The park connects St Conleth's Bridge to the Athgarvan Road. It is only a 5 minute walk from the center of Newbridge and parking is available along the main street. The park is well maintained by Kildare County Council in conjunction with the Newbridge Tidy Towns Association. Due to its location on the edge of the town the park provides a relaxing and tranquil location to get away from the busy main street. The natural setting of the park in a river valley has been retained and added to with tree planting and a wildflower area. The park caters for a brisk walk or run with over 1.5 km of paths. For those wishing for a more physical workout there is also an outdoor gym. There is ample opportunity for those wishing to laze about or enjoy a picnic. Refreshments or a bite to eat before or after visiting the park are available in numerous cafes restaurants and pubs within 5 minutes of the park.