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Grove Playing Fields

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New landscape designs 

We are currently working on some exciting new landscape designs for the land where the old Skegoneill Health Centre was situated. This land now belongs to us and once the new landscaping is complete it will form part of Grove Playing Fields.


York Road,


Soccer pitches
Bowling green
Dog enclosure

Opening times

The playing fields are open from dawn to dusk. The bowling greens are open from 11am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (winter) and 11am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday (summer).

Grove also has an outdoor gym, community garden, horticulture displays and a bowling pavilion for hire.

Bowling greens are open from April – September 11am – 9pm from Monday to Saturday.

Indoor bowls are available from October – March 11am – 16pm from Monday to Friday.

Access details

Enter at Jellicoe Avenue.

Bus routes

Take Metro no.2 A-F from Belfast city centre.


Requests for pitch bookings must be submitted a minimum of two full working days prior to the date required. For example, a booking required for a Friday (either 12pm or 6pm) must be made by the Tuesday before and no later than 5pm.

Please note that Saturday and Sunday, and public holidays are not considered as working days for the purposes of booking. A request for a booking on a Monday must be made by the Wednesday of the previous week before 5pm.

We’re unable to accept any booking requests if the minimum notice isn’t provided.

Confirmation of fixtures where pitches have already been allocated to a league, must be submitted in full, on the agreed fixtures template, by 12 noon on the Wednesday before for weekend fixtures, and by 12 noon on the Friday for the following midweek fixtures. We will be unable to accept bookings received after these deadlines. 

For cancellations or amendments to bookings, the same notification period applies.

For further information please email