Green Flag Awards 2014
Fourteen of our parks, cemeteries and open spaces now hold a Green Flag award, the national excellence standard for parks management.
You can find out more about the Green Flag Awards at www.greenflagaward.org.uk
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 |
|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 2011, 2012 and 2013 Barnett Demesne was awarded the Green Flag Award, which recognises the best open spaces in the UK. It is one of 12 of our parks, cemeteries and open spaces to receive this award.
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.
Mountain bike trails and a jumps park have also been installed in the park, as part of our Investment Programme 2012-2015. 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.
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