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Dunville Park

Dunville Park and Playground are closed for repair and will be reopened as soon as possible.

Falls Road,
Belfast,
BT12 6AN

Dunville Park has been refurbished as part of our Investment Programme and new facilities include a modern floodlit 3rd Generation sports pitch for soccer and GAA, a new changing pavilion, car parking facilities, senior and junior playgrounds and community events space.

Dunville Park was the first park in Belfast to be donated as a gift to the city. It was presented by Robert G Dunville to residents in 1891.

The Dunvilles were a wealthy family who were famous for their distillery, which was located on the Grosvenor Road and produced Dunville Irish Whiskey.

Robert G Dunville was keen to contribute to Belfast's development and, in addition to his donation of land, he also gave £5,000 towards the laying out of the park, more than £1,000 for railings and £665 for a Victorian fountain, designed by AE Pearce.

Dunville Park was officially opened in 1892 by the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. During his speech, the Marquis referred to the benefits a new public park would bring to workers from the nearby distillery. He said that “the provision of such a park in an industrial area was symbolic of a new era when employers would think not only of the housing and sanitation of their workers but of their recreation as well".

Coffee kiosk

We have a mobile coffee kiosk at Dunville Park.

Park opening hours

Orangefield Park and Victoria Park are open 24/7. 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, its 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.

 Date  Closing time 
2018
12 November - 31 December 2018 4.30pm
2019
1 January 2019 – 27 January 2019 4.30pm
28 January – 3 February 2019 5pm
4 – 17 February 2019 5.30pm
18 February – 3 March 2019 6pm
4 – 17 March 2019 6.30pm
18 – 24 March 2019 7pm
25 March – 31 March 2019 8pm
1 – 14 April 2019 8.30pm 
15 – 28 April 2019
9pm
29 April – 5 May 2019 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
6 May – 28 July 2019 10pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
29 July – 11 August 2019 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
12 – 25 August 2019 9pm
26 August – 1 September 2019 8.30pm
2 – 15 September 2019 8pm
16 – 29 September 2019 7.30pm
30 September – 13 October 2019 7pm
14 – 20 October 2019 6.30pm
21 – 27 October 2019 5.30pm
28 October – 10 November 2019 5pm
11 November – 31 December 2019 4.30pm

Getting here

Enter the park at Falls Road or Grosvenor Road (opposite the Royal Victoria Hospital). Take Metro no.10A-F from Belfast city centre and get off directly outside the park.

Award nomination

Dunville Park was awarded the Green Flag Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK. 

Other attractions

We have completed conservation work to the historic Dunville fountain, a beautiful feature of the park, which is now filled with a variety of over 6,500 flowers. You can also enjoy a series of improved paths and landscape areas.

A commemorative statue of local boxer, John Caldwell, is also present at Dunville Park. John was a west Belfast man and a member of Immaculata ABC (West Belfast ABC). He represented Ireland at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne and became World Bantamweight Champion in 1961.

 

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