There will be some disruption over the next few weeks due to the current phase of improvement works. This may affect some of the pathways in the park. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Victoria Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The park is home to Victoria Park Playing Fields, which contains soccer pitches, a bowling green and a cycling and BMX track. The park also has two walking trails that centre around the lake.
The idea of creating a public park near the Connswater River in east Belfast was first suggested by the Harbour Commissioner in 1854. Progress was slow because the land was very marshy, inaccessible to the public and generally unsuitable for a public park.
However, after many meetings, surveyors' reports and drainage schemes, the idea was given the green light and Victoria Park opened in 1906. It was landscaped by Charles McKimm, who also built the Tropical Ravine in Botanic Gardens.
An outdoor swimming pool was added several years later and the central area of the park became a popular spot for soccer, bowling and cricket.
There are toilets beside the Bowling Pavilion available 24/7. They cost 20p to use
There is a public access defibrillator at this park.
For further information, visit our defibrillator programme webpage.