Orangefield Park and Victoria Park are open 24/7. The rest of our parks open at 7.30am and close at the following times throughout the year.
If a park contains a 3G pitch, its gates may remain open while the pitches are booked for play. Users must leave the park promptly after play finishes on the 3G pitches as the park gates will be locked within 15 minutes.
|11 November – 31 December 2019
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Entrance to the park is via an underpass at Park Avenue. If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro bus number 3 and get off at Inverary Drive.
One of the park’s biggest attractions is its lake, which is home to a range of water birds such as swans, geese, ducks, herons and migrant waders. Some of the waders have also been recorded in the Baltic Sea and Scandinavia.
Due to its rich variety of wildlife, the open water in the park is part of the Belfast Lough ASSI (Area of Special Scientific Interest) project. Large numbers of birds congregate at the park, partly because they are used to being fed, and pose a threat to low flying aircraft from the nearby George Best City Airport. Aircrafts can be put in danger if they collide with flying birds.
We`ve teamed up with airport authorities, ecological consultants, NI Environment Agency and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in an attempt to prevent any incidents occurring in Belfast and to take measures to make Victoria Park less attractive to the greylag geese. You can help us to reduce the risk to aircraft by not feeding the birds.
A poetry trail, which features ten nature-themed poems written by local primary school pupils and etched onto metal plaques, also provides a pleasant route around the park. Other features include flower and rose beds and horticultural displays.
ParkLife Saturday Club at Victoria Park
ParkLife is a fun and free educational programme, designed to encourage children and their families to become more active and involved in outdoor activities in parks and open spaces across the city.
This project is run by Belfast City Council in partnership with Ulster Wildlife, aiming to increase children’s interaction with nature at their local park. ParkLife is open to children between the ages of 7-12. Children under 7 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
If you are interested in registering for our Saturday Clubs at Victoria Park, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form or contact the Outdoor Recreation and Education Officer on 028 9032 0202 ext. 3199.
Saturday Clubs usually run on one Saturday in every month.
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