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Park projects

The Falls Masterplan

  • Development plans

    In 2012 we agreed to redevelop Falls Park to bring together and co-ordinate a range of projects to improve the park, the City Cemetery and the Whiterock area. The projects will offer better facilities for the community and make these areas more attractive, safe and welcoming for everyone.

    The masterplan will see a total investment of around £6 million in this area.

  • The projects

    The 14 projects agreed by the council in 2012 were:

    Project   Status
    Whiterock Community Corridor  
    3G Hybrid Pitch and changing pavilion Complete
    New Service Yard (delivered as part of the overall City Cemetery Heritage Project) Complete
    Redevelopment of Foxes Lodge (delivered as part of the overall City Cemetery Heritage Project) Complete
    Redevelopment of Falls Park Gate Lodge  
    Commonwealth War Graves  
    Plot Z1 Memorial  Complete
    Belfast Blitz memorial refurbishment in city cemetery  Complete 
    Refurbishment of city cemetery office  Complete 
    Completion of a sculpture “Forget me not”, sited in the centre of the cemetery  Complete
    Established a young adults area in Falls Park  Complete
    Refurbishment of a new playground in Falls Park  Complete
    New allotment site at Whiterock Leisure Centre  Complete
    New community garden at Whiterock Leisure Centre  Complete
    New playground at Whiterock Close   Complete 

    We have also received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve the heritage of the City Cemetery.

  • Current status

    We have appointed a contractor to carry out the physical works for the project. Initial works will involve the relocation of the current service yard (at the main entrance) to a new site adjacent to Foxes Lodge at the cemetery’s main exit. Once the new service yard is completed the site of the current service yard will be cleared to make way for the development of the new visitor centre. It is currently envisaged that the construction of the new visitor centre will commence this summer for completion by early summer 2021. Alongside these works restoration of some of the site’s key listed assets will also take place.

  • Get involved

    We're looking for people to get actively involved in the City Cemetery Heritage Project. We plan to deliver a wide range of initiatives from tours to schools programmes to heritage and biodiversity themed activities. If you’d be interested in getting involved in the project or receiving more information please email

    Find out more about the City Cemetery Heritage Project.

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