Alexandra Park, located in north Belfast, opened in 1888 and was named after Princess Alexandra. The park's formal layout and its avenues of trees, particularly in the upper area of the park, towards Jubilee Avenue, reflect its Victorian character.
Over the past year we engaged with our statutory, voluntary and community partners to develop the park.
We heard a range of ideas and proposals benefited from the local insight our partners gave on how best to develop a plan and appraise ideas or projects for the park.
We will continue to work with our partners to progress a plan for the park.
Orangefield Park and Victoria Park are open 24/7. The rest of our parks open at 7.30am and close at the following times throughout the year.
Entrance to the park is via Castleton Gardens, Mountcollyer Street and Deacon Street. If you are travelling by bus, take Metro no.1 A-H from Belfast city centre.
Alexandra Park Steering Group was shortlisted for Best Community Project award at the Belfast Telegraph Making a Difference Awards 2012. We teamed up with with the Steering Group and Groundwork NI to open the existing Peace Gate in the park in September 2011. ERDF’s Peace III Programme awarded £50,000 towards the project. Alexandra Park was thought to be the only park in Western Europe with a wall dividing it into two parts. The Alexandra Park Steering Group has worked with local residents and representative groups over the past three years to promote the use and regeneration of the park, helping to make it safer with improved access.
The park is particularly popular with wildlife enthusiasts and is home to a variety of water birds and other species including the dipper, a bird normally found in fast-flowing mountain rivers and regularly seen alongside the Milewater Stream in the park. Other popular birds you can spot include mallards, tufted ducks and other water birds. The area's lower glen, which runs down towards Deacon Street, provides great views across Belfast
Information about the upper park 07769 706 945 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only) Email
Information about the lower park 07769 706 945 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only) firstname.lastname@example.org