Alexandra Park, in north Belfast, opened in 1888 and was named after Princess Alexandra. The park's formal layout and its avenues of trees, particularly in the upper area of the park, towards Jubilee Avenue, reflect its Victorian character.
Getting to Alexandra Park
Entrance to the park is by Castleton Gardens, Mountcollyer Street and Deacon Street. If you are travelling by bus, take Metro no.1 A-H from Belfast city centre.
Other attractions in Alexandra Park
The park is popular with wildlife enthusiasts and is home to a variety of water birds and other species including the dipper, a bird normally found in fast-flowing mountain rivers and regularly seen alongside the Milewater Stream in the park. Other popular birds you can spot include mallards, tufted ducks and other water birds. The area's lower glen, which runs down towards Deacon Street, provides great views across Belfast.
To find out what events and activities are on in our parks, go to Park events.
Park opening hours
Parks open at 7.30am every day. Closing times change as daylight lengthens or shortens.
|8 May to 28 May||9.30pm
Botanic Gardens close at 9pm
|29 May to 30 July||10pm|
|31 July to 20 August||9.30pm|
|21 August to 3 September||9pm||4 September to 17 September||8.30pm|
|18 September to 1 October||8pm|
|2 October to 15 October||7pm|
|16 October to 29 October||6.30pm|
|30 October to 12 November||5pm|
|13 November to 31 December||4.30pm|