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Glenbank Park

In the nineteenth century, the Ewart family were linen manufacturers who owned a large mill on the Crumlin Road and a bleach green next to the site. They wanted to contribute to their neighbourhood and offered Belfast Corporation seven and a half acres of their land to use as a public park for the Ligoniel area.

Getting to Glenbank Park

The park is in north Belfast. Enter the park at Ligoniel Road. If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro no.11A.

History of Glenbank Park

Glenbank Park originally belonged to the Sinclair family, who also owned the land which was used to create Falls Park and Belfast City Cemetery. By the middle of the 19th century, the Ewart family owned the estate.

Approval was for a public park was granted in January 1921. Another three-quarters of an acre was added to the estate to 'square off' the shape of the park in 1921. The Ewarts also contributed money to set up a children's corner with playground equipment.

Park events

To find out what events and activities are on in our parks, go to Park events.

Park opening times

Our parks open at 7.30am every day. Closing times change as daylight lengthens or shortens.

Date Closing time 
2023
15 January to 4 February 5pm
5 February to 11 February 5.30pm
12 February to 18 February 6pm
19 February to 24 March 6.30pm
26 March to 8 April 7.30pm
9 to 15 April  8pm
16 to 29 April 8.30pm
30 April to 13 May 9pm
14 to 27 May 9.30pm
28 May to 24 July 10pm
25 July to 5 August 9.30pm
6 August to 26 August 9pm
27 August to 2 September 8.30pm
3 to 16 September 8pm
17 to 30 September 7pm
1 to 21 October 6.30pm
22 to 28 October 6pm
29 October to 11 November 5.30pm
12 to 25 November 5pm
26 November to 31 December 4.30pm

Map of Glenbank Park

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Parks

Glenbank Park, Ligoniel Road, Belfast BT14 8BY

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