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Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, 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.

Getting to Alexandra Park

Entrance to the park is by Castleton Gardens, Mountcollyer Street and Deacon Street. If you are travelling by bus, take Metro no.1 A-H from Belfast city centre, or plan your journey with Translink (link opens in new window).

Other attractions in Alexandra Park

The park is 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.

Park events

To find out what events and activities are on in our parks, go to Park events.

Park opening hours

Our parks open at 7.30am every day. Closing times change as daylight lengthens or shortens.

Date Closing time 
26 May to 20 July 10pm, except Botanic Gardens which close at 9pm.
21 July to 3 August 9.30pm, except Botanic Gardens which close at 9pm.
4 August to 24 August 9pm
25 August to 31 August 8.30pm
1 September to 14 September 8pm
15 September to 28 September 7pm
29 September to 19 October 6.30pm
20 October to 26 October 6pm
27 October to 9 November 5.30pm
10 to 23 November 5pm
24 November to 31 December 4.30pm

Map of Alexandra Park

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Alexandra Park, Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 3BY

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