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.
|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
|26 August – 1 September 2019
|2 – 15 September 2019
|16 – 29 September 2019
|30 September – 13 October 2019
|14 – 20 October 2019
|21 – 27 October 2019
|28 October – 10 November 2019
|11 November – 31 December 2019
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Enter the park at Antrim Road or Cavehill Road. If you are travelling by bus, take Metro no.1A-H from Belfast city centre.
The Waterworks was awarded the Green Flag Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK.
The Waterworks is an oasis for wildfowl in north Belfast. You can find many greylag geese and mute swans, as well as mallards, tufted ducks, coots, pochards, goldeneyes, cormorants and great-crested grebes in the park. You can also find redwings and fieldfares feeding on the grass. Visitors can enjoy the ponds and scenic views.
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