View larger map Address: Stockman's Lane, Belfast, BT9 7JB
Entrance: Via Stockman's Lane. Take Metro no. 90, 92 or 92A/B if travelling from Belfast city centre.
Opening times: Opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary according to the time of year - check full opening hours for parks
Musgrave Park, located in south Belfast, opened to the public in 1924. The park is named after Sir Henry Musgrave, who lived in nearby Drumglass House, and who donated the land used to build the park.
Park features include walks, sports facilities, horticultural displays and a bottle bank.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012 the park was awarded the Green Flag Award, which recognises the best open spaces in the UK. It is one of ten of our parks, cemeteries and open spaces to receive this award.
Therapy gardenMusgrave Park also contains an innovative therapy garden which combines different therapeutic features in one space.
A 'whispering' wall is the central focus of the garden. This is fitted with acoustic equipment and a mosaic finish to encourage sensory, stimulatory and interactive play.
Other features include:
- a story circle and meeting area
- a willow tunnel
- a sand play area
- bed for planting designed with disabled access
- musical instruments
- community artwork
- play equipment.
The aim of this project was to bring a permanent facility which improves quality of life, development and wellbeing of local residents. We developed the garden with support from several nearby schools.
Photo gallery of Mustgrave Therapy GardenTo view this Flickr slideshow (below) you need to have Adobe Flash Player 10 installed on your computer. Press the play button to view photos.
EventsThe park hosts regular events, including band performances and family fun days. Details of these are listed in our park events section.
Contact detailsFor more information about the park, call 028 9038 1581 or 07850 316024 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking routesMusgrave Park is popular with both walkers and joggers. It also contains a Highway to Health route.
- Download walking route for Musgrave Park (PDF - 191KB)
Sports facilitiesThe park contains two bowling greens and Gaelic football, hurling and camogie pitches.
The bowling pavilion is open for casual play during the indoor bowling season from 11am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday. The pitches are open from dawn to dusk.
To book or cancel a sports pitch, call Paul Campbell on 07749 090659. To book the bowling pavilion outside these hours, call 028 9027 0611 or email email@example.com
If you have booked a pitch and want to check whether it is still playable, call us on 028 9046 0444 (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm and Friday, 9am to 12pm) or on 028 9027 0677 outside these hours.