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Glenbank Park


Ligoniel Road,
Belfast,
BT14 8BY

Glenbank Park originally belonged to the Sinclair family, who also owned the land which was used to create Falls Park and Belfast City Cemetery.

By the middle of the 19th century, the estate had become the property of the Ewart family; a group of linen manufacturers who owned a large mill on the Crumlin Road and a bleach green next to the site. The Ewarts were keen to contribute to their neighbourhood and offered Belfast Corporation (now the Belfast City Council) seven and a half acres of their land to use as a public park for the Ligoniel area.

Approval was granted in January 1921 and, later that year, another three-quarters of an acre was added to the estate to 'square off' the shape of the park. The Ewarts also contributed money to set up a children's corner with playground equipment.

Facilities

Playground

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.

  

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

Getting here

Enter the park at Ligoniel Road. If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro no.11A.

Contact us


Contact 028 9031 9629 or 07860 461955 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only)
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