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Coronavirus update

Pitches reopened on 6 July. You can request a pitch booking from 29 June. Pavilions will remain closed.

MUGAS will reopen on Friday 10 July. Each site has undergone a deep clean process which will continue to be undertaken by staff, as part of their daily inspections. We encourage the public to take personal responsibility for their own hygiene care and to adhere to our signage which advises on best practice for using the facilities at each site.

You can use outdoor gyms in our parks and open spaces from Friday 10 July. Each piece of equipment has undergone a deep clean and this cleaning process will continue to be undertaken by our staff, as part of their daily inspections. We encourage the public to take personal responsibility for their own hygiene when using the equipment.

Pitches and playing fields

We have pitches and playing fields across the city. 

These pitches are available to be used for all sports including rugby, soccer and Gaelic games.

Pitch bookings

For more information on how to book pitches and sports facilities, please visit our booking page.

Facilities and information

NameAddress
Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial ParkInverary Avenue Holywood Road Belfast BT4 1RN
Alexandra Lower MUGAAlexandra Park Mountcollyer Street Belfast
Alloa Street (John Hewitt Park) MUGAJohn Hewitt Park Alloa Street Belfast
Ardoyne Pitch and MitchArdoyne Road Belfast
Avoniel MUGAAvoniel Leisure Centre Avoniel Road Belfast
Ballysillan Playing FieldsBallysillan Road Belfast BT14
Barnett Demesne mountain bike trails and jumps parkUpper Malone Road Belfast BT9
Black Mountain MUGABlack Mountain Park
Blanchflower Playing FieldsHolywood Road Belfast BT4
Blythefield MUGASandy Row Belfast BT12 5HW
Botanic GardensCollege Park Botanic Avenue Belfast BT7
Boucher Road Playing FieldsBoucher Road Belfast BT9
Bridges Urban Sports ParkThe park is located under the M3 flyover at the junction of Little Patrick Street and Corporation Street (near Custom House Square).
Brook Activity Centre25 Summerhill Road Dunmurry Belfast BT17 0RL
Canmore Street MUGACanmore Street Belfast
Carrick Hill MUGAPepperhill Street Belfast
Cherryvale Playing FieldsRavenhill Road Belfast BT6
City of Belfast (Mallusk) Playing FieldsPark Road Mallusk BT36
City of Belfast Golf CourseAntrim Road Mallusk BT36
Clara Street KickaboutClara Street Belfast
Clarendon Park Playing FieldsSomerdale Park Belfast BT14
Cliftonville Playing FieldsCliftonville Road Belfast BT14
Dixon Playing FieldsGrand Parade Castlereagh Road Belfast BT5
Dover Street Millennium ParkShankill Road Belfast BT13
Dr Pitt KickaboutDr Pitt Park Newtownards Road Belfast
Dunville ParkFalls Road Belfast BT12 6AN
Falls ParkFalls Park Belfast BT12
Finlay ParkWhitewell Road Belfast BT36
Fullerton ParkGlenburn Road Dunmurry Belfast BT17 9BJ
Grove Playing FieldsYork Road, Belfast, BT15
Hammer Playing FieldsAgnes Street Shankill Road Belfast BT13 1GG
Henry Jones Playing FieldsChurch Road Belfast BT6 9SB
Highfield MUGAHighcairn Drive Belfast
King George V Playing FieldsMersey Street Belfast BT4
Knocknagoney Linear ParkHolywood Road Belfast BT4
Lenadoon Millennium ParkLenadoon Avenue Belfast BT11
Loughside Playing FieldsShore Road Belfast BT15
Marrowbone Millennium ParkOldpark Road Belfast BT14 6QS
Mary Peters Athletics TrackUpper Malone Road Belfast BT9
McCrory Park MUGABritton's Parade Belfast
Moyard Parade MUGAMoyard Parade Belfast
Musgrave ParkStockman's Lane Belfast BT9
Napier ParkGlenburn Road Dunmurry Belfast BT17 9BJ
New Lodge MUGACarlisle Road Belfast
North Queen Street MUGANorth Queen Street Belfast
Northlink/Southlink Playing FieldsAndersonstown Road Belfast BT11
Nubia MUGAMoltke Street Belfast
Olympia MUGAOlympia Leisure Centre Boucher Road Belfast
Orangefield ParkOrangefield Lane Bloomfield Road Belfast BT5
Ormeau Golf ClubPark Road, Belfast, BT7
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Multi use games areas (MUGAs)

We have 39 multi use games areas (MUGAs) across the city. These facilities can be used to play a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, netball and Gaelic football. MUGAs are accessible and free to use during daylight hours.

View our list of pitches, playing fields and multi use games areas

Outdoor gyms

We have outdoor gyms throughout the city to give you a free fitness workout.

Try one out at:

Gym
Blythefield Park Musgrave Park
Falls Park Ormeau Park
Grove Playing Fields Orangefield Park (part of the Connswater Community Greenway)
Ligoniel Park Victoria Park (part of the Connswater Community Greenway)
Mountforde Playground

 

Gym equipment includes chest presses, leg presses, air-walkers, and cross skiers.

You must be 12 years old or above to use the equipment.

The outdoor gyms have been funded through Active Belfast and are part of our Investment Programme.

Playing Pitches Strategy

We manage and operate 128 sports pitches and playing fields in Belfast, spread across 28 sites throughout the city. We've developed a Playing Pitches Strategy to help make sure we continue to provide high-quality pitches which can be accessed by everyone. 

The strategy is also part of our Physical Investment Programme. In 2012 we set aside £14.1 million to improve facilities at ten sites across Belfast. We also received a further £1 million contribution from the GAA. 

If you would like a copy of our Playing Pitches Strategy please email leisure@belfastcity.gov.uk.

Upgrading our pitches

To date we have completed pitch improvements at sites across the city, including:

 Park or pitches Upgrades 
Ballysillan Playing Fields Pavilion with changing rooms
Cherryvale Playing Fields 3G pitch, natural sand based turf pitch, toilet block and trim trail
Cliftonville Playing Fields 3G Gaelic pitch, changing rooms, floodlights and new fencing
Dixon Playing Fields Pavilion with changing rooms
Falls Park 3G pitch and changing pavilion
Musgrave Park Pavilion with changing rooms
Ormeau Park  3G pitch, floodlights and new fencing
Ulidia Playing Fields 3G pitch
Victoria Park Pavilion with changing rooms
Woodlands Playing Fields 3G pitch, changing rooms, floodlights, new fencing and car park facilities
Waterworks Pavilion with eight changing rooms and car parking facilities

School facilities

As part of the pitches investment, a £750,000 capital enhancement programme has been awarded to six schools to improve facilities and allow for greater community use.

School Facilities 
Corpus Christi College 3G MUGA (Multi-use Games Area)
Aquinas Grammar School Upgrade to grass pitch, a basketball court to a synthetic area, floodlights and a new MUGA
St Mary’s CBS, Grosvenor Grammar, Belfast Royal Academy Floodlights
Bunscoil an tSliebhe Dhuibh Upgrade to the existing MUGA to a 3G surface