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

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 2022. 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 
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 Musgrave Park

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

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