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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, or plan your journey with Translink (link opens in new window).

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 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 Glenbank Park

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Glenbank Park, Ligoniel Road, Belfast BT14 8BY

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