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Discover the many green spaces scattered across Belfast City and Greater Belfast, and enjoy a picnic, have a stroll or simply savour the scenic surroundings.

Places To Visit

Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast

Lagan Valley Regional Park is recognised as Northern Ireland's only Regional Park. It covers an area of 4,200 acres and extends 11 miles along both sides of the River Lagan between Stranmillis, Belfast to Union Locks, Lisburn.

Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast

Interesting archaeological and natural features. Climb Cave Hill past Neolithic caves for a panoramic view from McArt's Fort. United Irishmen planned rebellion on this hilltop in 1798.

Colin Glen Forest Park, Dunmurry, Belfast

Situated in the heart of West Belfast, Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded river glen, consisting of 200 acres of scenic woodland, grassland, waterfalls and ponds with Outdoor Activity Centre & Multi Sports centre.

Redburn Country Park, Belfast

Redburn Country Park is set on an escarpment above Belfast Lough. There are 7km of pathways and energetic visitors climbing to the top of the escarpment will be rewarded with spectacular views of Belfast and the south Antrim hills.

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Dunmurry, Belfast

An attractive rolling parkland some 130 acres to the south of Belfast. The display of over 25,000 rose bushes in bloom all summer long is set out in a series of circular gardens, each on a different themes.

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helens Bay, Bangor

With two excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough, tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall, Crawfordsburn Country Park provides a relaxing natural retreat.

Castle Park, Bangor

Stroll through this beautiful wooded wonderland which is an exhilarating experience throughout the seasons.

Ward Park, Bangor

A perfect park in the centre of Bangor. An ideal spot to enjoy the local wildlife and feed the ducks.

Barnett Demesne, Belfast

Barnett Demesne combines tree and plant collections with semi-natural features such as woodland and wildflower meadows.

Ballymenoch Park, Bangor

A lovely park perfect for families located only a short distance from Holywood.

Ormeau Park, Belfast

Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast, officially opening to the public in 1871.

It is still one of the largest parks in Belfast and offers a great mix of horticulture, woodland, flower displays and wildlife.

Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast

Managed by the Forest Service, Belvoir Park Forest is unique in the UK as it is a working forest within a city. Walks within the forest link to the Lagan River 'Towpath' and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. The RSPB has its Headquarters in Belvoir ...

Victoria Park, Belfast

Victoria Park, situated in east Belfast, opened in 1906. One of the park’s biggest attractions is its lake, which was originally used for boating.

Alexandra Park, Belfast

Alexandra Park 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 the site's Victorian character.

Belmont Park, Belfast

Belmont Park is a semi-wild space in east Belfast. It includes a network of paths which lead through grassland, wildflower meadows and copses of bluebells and trees.

Dunville Park, Belfast

Dunville Park, located in west Belfast, is popular with young people, sports teams and families with children. The park is supported by the Friends of Dunville Park group which meets every month to discuss issues of importance to the park.

Drumglass Park, Belfast

Drumglass Park, located between the Lisburn and Malone Roads in south Belfast, is popular with families and young children. It also hosts music events in the summer. It is commonly known as Cranmore or Marlborough Park.

Wallace Park, Lisburn

Wallace Park, a venue for all the family, with an exciting Children's Play Area, Duck Pond and parkland walks.

Clement Wilson Park,

Along River Lagan

Carnanmore Park, Belfast

Carnanmore Park is a tree-lined, grassy open space bordered by the Colin Glen river in west Belfast. It has a walkway along the northern bank of the river where the path continues to Suffolk Playing Fields.

Carr's Glen Linear Park, Belfast

Carr’s Glen Linear Park in north Belfast is managed as part of Cave Hill Country Park. It offers visitors good access to the Cave Hill area from Ballysillan Road.

Dover Street Millenium Park, Belfast

Dover Street Millennium Park in west Belfast was re-landscaped in 2000, with funding from the Millennium Commission and following consultation with the local community.

Ligoniel Park, Belfast

Ligoniel Park was formed from the grounds of Ligoniel House, which was owned by the manager of the old Ligoniel mill. The park’s pond was once a mill dam, known locally as Boodles’ Dam.

Orangefield Park, Belfast

Orangefield Park in east Belfast provides a wide range of facilities for local residents. It is home to Orangefield Park Playing Fields which contain a bowling green, tennis courts, soccer pitches and a cycling and BMX track.

Woodvale Park, Belfast

Woodvale Park is a typical Victorian park, with a bandstand and landscaped flower and shrub beds on either side of the park’s main avenue. It became Belfast’s fourth public park when it opened in 1888.

Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park, Belfast

Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park, situated in east Belfast, is also commonly known as Inverary Playing Fields.

The park, which is named after a local councillor, offers sports facilities, including a bowling green, and a children’s playground.

Knocknagoney Linear Park, Belfast

Knocknagoney Linear Park opened in 1985 and provides an important resource for parents and children. Park features include a children’s playground and a wide variety of wildlife. The park contains soccer pitches.

Lenadoon Millennium Park, Belfast

Lenadoon Millennium Park was redesigned in 2000 with funding from the Millennium Commission. It provides an important play, sport and recreation amenity for people living in west Belfast.

Finlay Park, Belfast

Finlay Park is a small park which provides an important resource for residents living in the Whitewell Road area of Belfast. Park features include a kickabout area and a children's playground. The park contains basketball and netball courts.

Balloo Nature Reserve, Bangor

Accesible to all and perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and fauna.

Musgrave Park, Belfast

Musgrave Park, located in south Belfast, opened to the public in 1924. The park is named after Sir Henry Musgrave, who lived in nearby Drumglass House, and who donated the land used to build the park.

Falls Park, Belfast

Falls Park is located in west Belfast and is popular with families, children and sports teams.

It contains many fine mature trees, beautiful flowers and grassland areas.

The park is supported by the Friends of Falls Park group who meet ...

Moira Demesne, Moira, Craigavon

Over 40 acres of parkland with picnic sites and children's play area facilitating beautiful walks. Moira Demesne contains a varied selection of award winning rose beds and is situated off the Main Street providing a quiet escape from the busy village

Lagan Meadows, Belfast

Lagan Meadows, situated in south Belfast alongside the River Lagan, is a 120-acre park set aside for wildlife and public recreation. The woodlands, meadows and wetlands are home to a variety of wildflowers, birds, butterflies and other animals.

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