Our parks are open to allow people to take daily exercise in their local park. But it is very important that everyone observes strict social distancing when using our parks.
To help you follow social distancing, we’re introducing stencilled messages in some of our parks. Our messages will remind you to keep a safe distance from other people while using our parks. A safe distance means staying at least two metres from everyone else in the park.
We’re also trialling a one-way system in Victoria Park in east Belfast and in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Depending on feedback and review, we might introduce a similar system in other parks.
Please remember to keep your dog on a lead at all times. This ensures social distancing can be observed. Don’t forget, you are responsible for picking up after your pet. We need your help to keep our streets and parks clean and safe for everyone.
Park facilities and directions
Find out about park facilities and directions to parks.
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View our Green Flag parks
|Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park||Inverary Avenue,
|Alexandra Park||Antrim Road,
|Barnett Demesne||Milltown Road,
Malone Road/Shaw's Bridge,
|Belfast Castle Estate||Antrim Road,
|Belfast City Hall grounds||Donegall Square,
|Belmont Park||Cairnburn Road,
|Botanic Gardens||College Park,
|Bridges Urban Sports Park||The park is under the M3 flyover at the junction of Little Patrick Street and Corporation Street (near Custom House Square).|
|Carnanmore Park||Carnanmore Park,
|Carr's Glen Linear Park||Ballysillan Road,
|Cave Hill Country Park||Cave Hill,
Antrim Road/Innisfayle Park junction, BT15 5GR|
|Clarawood Millennium Park||Clarawood Park,
|Clement Wilson Park||Newforge,
|Dover Street Millennium Park||Dover Street,
|Dr Pitt Memorial Park||Newtownards Road,
|Drumglass Park||Lisburn Road,
|Dunville Park||Falls Road,
|Falls Park||Falls Road,
|Finlay Park||Whitewell Road,
|Forthriver Park||Ballygomartin Road,
|Gilnahirk Park||Gilnahirk Park
|Glenbank Park||Ligoniel Road,
|Glencairn Park||Glencairn Road,
|Greenville Park||Grand Parade,
|Grove Playing Fields||York Road,
|King William Park||Bradbury Place,
|Knocknagoney Linear Park||Holywood Road,
|Lagan Meadows||Knightsbridge Park,
|Lenadoon Millennium Park||Lenadoon Avenue,
|Ligoniel Park||Ligoniel Road,
|Loughside Park||Shore Road,
|Marrowbone Millennium Park||Oldpark Road,
|Michelle Baird Memorial Park||Forthriver Road,
|Musgrave Park||Stockman's Lane,
|Northwood Linear Park||Shore Road,
|Orangefield Park||Orangefield Lane,
|Ormeau Park||Ormeau Road
|Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park||Upper Malone Road,
|Springfield Park||Springfield Road,
|Springhill Millennium Park||Springhill Avenue,
|Tullycarnet Park||Geary Road, Belfast|
|Victoria Park||Park Avenue,
|Wedderburn Park||Orpen Park,
|Woodvale Park||Woodvale Road,
Park opening hours
Our parks are open during coronavirus (COVID-19) except Bridges Urban Sports Park. This park is closed.
If visiting your local park, you must follow social distancing guidance.
Orangefield Park and Victoria Park are open 24 hours every day. 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, park 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.
|15 April - 28 April 2020
|29 April – 5 May 2020
||9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
|6 May – 28 July 2020
||10pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
|29 July – 11 August 2020
||9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
|12 – 25 August 2020
|26 August – 1 September 2020
|2 – 15 September 2020
|16 – 29 September 2020
|30 September – 13 October 2020
|14 – 20 October 2020
|21 – 27 October 2020
|28 October – 10 November 2020
|11 November – 31 December 2020
Find out what events we have planned in our parks
You can't barbecue in any of our parks, with the exception of Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park where we have a designated barbecue area.
This dedicated open green space with secure perimeter allows dog walkers to safely let their dogs run off the lead and enjoy agility equipment at the site.
There is also a selection of picnic seating areas.
This is available at Grove Playing Fields
We have installed public access defibrillators for park users at the following locations:
• Blanchflower Playing Fields
• Boucher Playing Fields
• Cherryvale Playing Fields
• Falls Park
• Grove Playing Fields
• Henry Jones Playing Fields
• Loughside Playing Fields
• Musgrave Park
• Orangefield Park
• Ormeau Park
• Shore Road Playing Fields
A defibrillator can be used to help someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. It can deliver a shock to the heart to correct a chaotic heart rhythm. The earlier this shock is given, the better the person’s chance of survival.
How to find
The defibrillators are externally situated in key coded cabinets and are accessible during normal park opening hours. In the event that you need to access the defibrillator to assist someone suffering from a suspected cardiac arrest, then call 999 to request an ambulance. The ambulance service will give you the cabinet access code once they have confirmed that they are dealing with a genuine cardiac arrest.
How to use
The defibrillators in our parks are simple to use, the machine gives clear spoken instructions and can be used effectively and safely by people who have had no prior training. However if you are administering a defibrillator to someone in cardiac arrest, it is preferable that you should also start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately. Further information on defibrillators can be obtained from the Resuscitation Council (UK).
If you would like further information on our defibrillator programme, please contact the Corporate Health and Safety Unit on 028 9032 0202.
Twenty of our parks, cemeteries and open spaces now hold a Green Flag award, the national excellence standard for parks management.
Find out about the Green Flag Awards for parks.