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Drumglass Park

Drumglass Park is named after Henry Musgrave, a landowner who was elected an Honorary Burgess of the City of Belfast in 1917. When Musgrave died, he left six acres to the city to be used as a public park or children's playground. The park has a private gate lodge, near the Lisburn Road entrance. It was built in the Queen Anne revival style around 1882. You can still see the Musgrave family monogram above one of the doorways and on the sandstone tops of the gate pillars.

Getting to Drumglass Park

Enter the park at Lisburn Road or Cranmore Park. Take Metro no. 9A-C from Belfast city centre and get off directly outside the park, or plan your journey with Translink (link opens in new window).

Green Flag award

Drumglass Park was awarded the Green Flag Award in 2019 and 2022. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK.

History of the park

The park was initially named Drumglass Playcentre and it was opened to the public on 9 September 1924 by the Lady Mayoress of Belfast, Lady Turner. The house and site's remaining grounds now form part of Victoria College Girls' School.

Park events

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

Park opening times

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

Date Closing time 
14 April to 27 April 8.30pm
28 April to 11 May 9pm
12 May to 25 May 9.30pm
26 May to 20 July 10pm
21 July to 3 August 9.30pm
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 Drumglass Park

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Drumglass Park Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6JF

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