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Entrance to the park is via Castleton Gardens, Mountcollyer Street and Deacon Street. If you are travelling by bus, take Metro no.1 A-H from Belfast city centre.
Alexandra Park, located in north Belfast, opened in 1888 and was named after Princess Alexandra. The park's formal layout and its avenues of trees, particularly in the upper area of the park, towards Jubilee Avenue, reflect its Victorian character.
The park is particularly popular with wildlife enthusiasts and is home to a variety of water birds and other species, including the dipper, a bird normally found in fast-flowing mountain rivers, and regularly seen alongside the Milewater Stream in the park. Other popular birds you can spot include mallards, tufted ducks and other water birds.
The area's lower glen, which runs down towards Deacon Street, provides great views across Belfast.
You can find out more about the history of the park by viewing the picture gallery on this page. You need to have Adobe Flash Player 10 installed on your computer to use this feature. Press the 'play' button to begin watching.
Award nominationAlexandra Park Steering Group was shortlisted for Best Community Project award at the Belfast Telegraph Making a Difference Awards 2012.
We teamed up with with the Steering Group and Groundwork NI to open the existing Peace Gate in the park in September 2011. ERDF’s Peace III Programme awarded £50,000 towards the project.
Alexandra Park was thought to be the only park in Western Europe with a wall dividing it into two parts. The Alexandra Park Steering Group has worked with local residents and representative groups over the past three years to promote the use and regeneration of the park, helping to make it safer with improved access.
Opening hoursAll our parks open at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary according to the time of year - check full opening hours for parks
Contact detailsFor more information about the upper park, call 07887 743923 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only) or email email@example.com
For information about the lower park, call 07860 952849 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org