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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 and 2019. 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

Parks open at 7.30am every day. Closing times change as daylight shortens.
Date Closing time 
2021
9 May – 31 July 10pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens) 
1 August – 14 August 9.30pm (9pm for Botanic Gardens)
15 August – 28 August 9pm
29 August – 4 September 8.30pm
5 September – 18 September 8pm
19 September – 2 October 7.30pm
3 October - 16 October 7pm
17 October – 23 October 6.30pm
24 October – 30 October 5.30pm
31 October – 13 November 5pm
14 November – 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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