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Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, located 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.

Park events

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 shortens.
Date Closing time 
2021
1-27 January 4.30pm
28 January - 3 February 5pm
4 February - 17 February 5.30pm
18 February-3 March 6pm
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 Alexandra Park

Parks

Alexandra Park, Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 3BY

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