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Musgrave Park

Musgrave Park has two bowling greens and Gaelic football, hurling and camogie pitches. The park is popular with walkers and joggers and contains a Highway to Health route. It also includes a bottle bank. We have installed public access defibrillators for park users.

Flood alleviation work

NI Water is doing work in the park to reduce the flooding risk to houses in the Marguerite Park and Donegall Park areas. The work involves tunnelling and construction of pipelines and removal of some trees. We will replace these trees. The park is open to the public, except for the Grovelands area. This area will be closed temporarily. We’ll have diversion signs in the park.

History of Musgrave Park

The park opened to the public in 1924. The park is named after Sir Henry Musgrave who donated the land used to build the park.

Getting to Musgrave Park

The park is in south Belfast. Enter the park at Stockman's Lane. Take Metro no. 90, 92 or 92A/B if travelling from Belfast city centre.

Other attractions in Musgrave Park

Musgrave Park has an innovative therapy garden, which was developed with the support of several nearby schools. The garden combines different therapeutic features in one space to improve the quality of life, development and wellbeing of local residents.  A 'whispering' wall is the central focus of the garden, which is fitted with acoustic equipment and a mosaic finish to encourage sensory, stimulatory and interactive play.

The park has:

  • a story circle and meeting area
  • a willow tunnel
  • a sand play area
  • a bed for planting designed with disabled access
  • musical instruments
  • community artwork
  • play equipment

Green Flag awards

Musgrave Park has been awarded a Green Flag every year from 2010 to 2021. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK.

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 
2023
15 January to 4 February 5pm
5 February to 11 February 5.30pm
12 February to 18 February 6pm
19 February to 24 March 6.30pm
26 March to 8 April 7.30pm
9 to 15 April  8pm
16 to 29 April 8.30pm
30 April to 13 May 9pm
14 to 27 May 9.30pm
28 May to 24 July 10pm
25 July to 5 August 9.30pm
6 August to 26 August 9pm
27 August to 2 September 8.30pm
3 to 16 September 8pm
17 to 30 September 7pm
1 to 21 October 6.30pm
22 to 28 October 6pm
29 October to 11 November 5.30pm
12 to 25 November 5pm
26 November to 31 December 4.30pm

Map of Musgrave Park

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Parks

Musgrave Park, Stockman's Lane, Belfast BT9 7JB

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