All our parks open at 7.30am and close at the following times throughout the year.
Flora Street Park closes at 4pm (subject to review).
| Date ||Closing time |
|16 February - 1 March 2014||6pm |
|2 March - 15 March 2014||6.30pm |
|16 March - 29 March 2014||7pm |
|30 March - 5 April 2014 ||8pm |
|6 April - 19 April 2014||8.30pm|
|20 April - 26 April 2014 ||9pm |
|27 April - 3 May 2014||9.30pm (9pm in Botanic Gardens)|
|4 May - 26 July 2014 ||10pm (9pm in Botanic Gardens)|
|27 July - 9 August 2014 ||9pm |
|10 August - 30 August 2014 ||8.30pm |
|31 August - 6 September 2014||8pm |
|7 September - 20 September 2014||7.30pm |
|21 September - 4 October 2014 ||7pm |
|5 October - 18 October 2014 ||6.30pm |
|19 October - 25 October 2014 ||6pm |
|26 October - 1 November 2014||5.30pm |
|2 November - 3 January 2015||4.30pm |
Enter the park at Dub Lane, Milltown Road or Shaw's Bridge. Take Metro no. 8A-C from Belfast city centre and get off at Dub Lane.
In July 2011 and 2012, Barnett Demesne was awarded the Green Flag Award, which recognises the best open spaces in the UK. It is one of ten of our parks, cemeteries and open spaces to receive this award.
Vote for Barnett mountain bike trails and jumps park
The mountain bike trails and jumps park has been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts for the MoutainBikeNI.com Awards 2013.
We need your vote!
Please vote for our park by visiting the MountainBikeNI online survey or MountainBikeNI’s Facebook page.
Everyone who votes will be put into a prize draw to win 2014 Vitus Sentier (worth £799) from Chain Reaction Cycles.
Voting closes on Friday 28 February 2014.
The park's main feature is Malone House, which commands stunning views over acres of magnificent parkland, Lagan Valley and the Belfast hills. Barnett Demesne is also home to an arboretum, daffodil garden and a number of woodland and wildflower meadows. More than 70 species of wildflower grow in the meadows during the summer months.
As part of the Investment Programme, Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails and Jumps Park was opened in 2013. The park includes 12km of bike trails for all levels, a dirt jump area and associated infrastructure. Barnett Demesne also features an ecotrail, orienteering routes and a children’s playground (near Shaw’s Bridge); refreshments are available in the Barnett Restaurant in Malone House. The park has a wide variety of walking routes, several of which link with the Lagan Towpath, Clement Wilson Park and Mary Peters Athletics Track.
Download walking route for Barnett Demesne. Barnett Demesne is also home to Belfast Activity Centre, which is located in the old stable yard and offers personal and social development opportunities for young people, as well as many pieces of public art.
View walking routes