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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 will begin essential work in the park during March to reduce the flooding risk to houses in the Marguerite Park and Donegall Park areas. The work will involve tunnelling and construction of pipelines and removal of some trees. We will replace these trees. The park will remain 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 2020. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK.

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 Musgrave Park

Parks

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

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