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Glenbank Park


Ligoniel Road,
Belfast,
BT14 8BY

Glenbank Park originally belonged to the Sinclair family, who also owned the land which was used to create Falls Park and Belfast City Cemetery.

By the middle of the 19th century, the estate had become the property of the Ewart family; a group of linen manufacturers who owned a large mill on the Crumlin Road and a bleach green next to the site. The Ewarts were keen to contribute to their neighbourhood and offered Belfast Corporation (now the Belfast City Council) seven and a half acres of their land to use as a public park for the Ligoniel area.

Approval was granted in January 1921 and, later that year, another three-quarters of an acre was added to the estate to 'square off' the shape of the park. The Ewarts also contributed money to set up a children's corner with playground equipment.

Facilities

Playground

Park opening hours

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.

If a park contains a 3G pitch, its gates may remain open while the pitches are booked for play. Users must leave the park promptly after play finishes on the 3G pitches as the park gates will be locked within 15 minutes.

 Date  Closing time 
2018
12 November - 31 December 2018 4.30pm
2019
1 January 2019 – 27 January 2019 4.30pm
28 January – 3 February 2019 5pm
4 – 17 February 2019 5.30pm
18 February – 3 March 2019 6pm
4 – 17 March 2019 6.30pm
18 – 24 March 2019 7pm
25 March – 31 March 2019 8pm
1 – 14 April 2019 8.30pm 
15 – 28 April 2019
9pm
29 April – 5 May 2019 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
6 May – 28 July 2019 10pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
29 July – 11 August 2019 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
12 – 25 August 2019 9pm
26 August – 1 September 2019 8.30pm
2 – 15 September 2019 8pm
16 – 29 September 2019 7.30pm
30 September – 13 October 2019 7pm
14 – 20 October 2019 6.30pm
21 – 27 October 2019 5.30pm
28 October – 10 November 2019 5pm
11 November – 31 December 2019 4.30pm

Getting here

Enter the park at Ligoniel Road. If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro no.11A.

Contact us


Contact 028 9031 9629 or 07860 461955 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only)
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