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Grove Playing Fields

Grove Playing Fields has sports facilities and an outdoor gym. There is also a community garden, horticultural displays and a bowling pavilion.

Getting to Grove Playing Fields

Enter at Jellicoe Avenue. If you are travelling by bus, take Metro no.2 A-F from Belfast city centre.

Other attractions

The bowling greens are open April to September from 11am until 9pm on Monday to Saturday. Indoor bowling is available October to March from 11am until 4pm on Monday to Friday.

We are working on landscape designs for the land where Skegoneill Health Centre stood. When completed, the landscaping will be part of Grove Playing Fields.

Green Flag awards

Grove Playing Fields were awarded the Green Flag in 2018, 2019 and 2021. This award recognises the best open spaces in the UK.

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 Grove Playing Fields

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Parks

Grove Playing Fields, York Road, Belfast BT15

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