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Glenbank Park

In the nineteenth century, the Ewart family were linen manufacturers who owned a large mill on the Crumlin Road and a bleach green next to the site. They wanted to contribute to their neighbourhood and offered Belfast Corporation seven and a half acres of their land to use as a public park for the Ligoniel area.

Getting to Glenbank Park

The park is in north Belfast. Enter the park at Ligoniel Road. If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro no.11A.

History of Glenbank Park

Glenbank Park originally belonged to the Sinclair family, who also owned the land which was used to create Falls Park and Belfast City Cemetery. By the middle of the 19th century, the Ewart family owned the estate.

Approval was for a public park was granted in January 1921. Another three-quarters of an acre was added to the estate to 'square off' the shape of the park in 1921. The Ewarts also contributed money to set up a children's corner with playground equipment.

Park events

To find out about events and activities in Belfast parks, go to Park events.

Parks open at 7.30am every day. Closing times change as daylight shortens.
Date Closing time 
2021
4 March - 17 March 6.30pm
18 March - 24 March 7pm
25 March - 31 March 8pm
1 April - 14 April 8.30pm
15 April - 28 April 9pm
29 April – 5 May 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
6 May – 28 July 10pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens) 
29 July – 11 August 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
12 August – 25 August 9pm
26 August – 1 September 8.30pm
2 September – 15 September 8pm
16 September – 29 September 7.30pm
30 September - 13 October 7pm
14 October – 20 October 6.30pm
21 October – 27 October 5.30pm
28 October – 10 November 5pm
11 November – 31 December 4.30pm

Map of Glenbank Park

Parks

Glenbank Park, Ligoniel Road, Belfast BT14 8BY

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