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Dunville Park

Dunville Park has a floodlit 3G sports pitch for soccer and GAA, a changing pavilion, car-parking facilities, senior and junior playgrounds and a community events space. The historic Dunville fountain is filled with a variety of over 6,500 flowers. You can also enjoy a series of paths and landscape areas.

Getting to Dunville Park

Enter the park at Falls Road or Grosvenor Road (opposite the Royal Victoria Hospital). Take Metro no.10A-F from Belfast city centre and get off directly outside the park, or plan your journey with Translink (link opens in new window).

Green Flag awards

Dunville Park has been awarded the Green Flag Award every year from 2014 to 2022. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK. 

Other attractions in the park

A commemorative statue of local boxer, John Caldwell, is also present at Dunville Park. John was from west Belfast and a member of Immaculata ABC (West Belfast ABC). He represented Ireland at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne and became World Bantamweight Champion in 1961.

Coffee kiosk

We have a mobile coffee kiosk in the park.

History of Dunville Park

Dunville Park was the first park in Belfast to be donated as a gift to the city. It was presented by Robert G Dunville to residents in 1891.

The Dunvilles were a wealthy family who were famous for their distillery, which was on the Grosvenor Road and produced Dunville Irish Whiskey.

Robert G Dunville was keen to contribute to Belfast's development and, in addition to his donation of land, he also gave £5,000 towards the laying out of the park, more than £1,000 for railings and £665 for a Victorian fountain, designed by AE Pearce.

Dunville Park was officially opened in 1892 by the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. During his speech, the Marquis referred to the benefits a new public park would bring to workers from the nearby distillery. He said that “the provision of such a park in an industrial area was symbolic of a new era when employers would think not only of the housing and sanitation of their workers but of their recreation as well".

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 
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 Dunville Park

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Dunville Park, Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AN

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