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Ormeau Park

Ormeau Park is Belfast's first public park, which opened on 15 April 1871. The park, which overlooks the River Lagan, plays host to a variety of flora and fauna and many places of historical interest.



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Route Type

Parkland and Grassland


Other Area

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1.2 miles

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On/Off Road

Off Public road

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Surfaced paths with some hills and slopes

route description

Begin at the car park beside Ormeau Recreation Centre, take the leafy path to the right and let the traffic fade away. The main looping route goes for 1.2 miles from the Ormeau Gates, over to the Ravenhill entrance and back to the car park. The parths are surfaced with some hills and slopes.

getting to the start

Ormeau Park lies between the Ormeau Road, Ormeau Embankment and Ravenhill Road By bus: Metro Service 7 to Ormeau Road or 78 – 79 Ravenhill Road, 0.6 miles (0.9km) and 0.4 miles (0.65km) respectively to the starting point. By car: Car parking at recreation centre – entrance off Ormeau Embankment.


This route is traffic-free


There are numerous amenities and coffee shops along the Ormeau Road.

information for People with a Disability

Surfaced paths with some hills and slopes

available publications

A Walk in the Park

Belfast City Council, Parks Department, 02890320202 Ext. 3199

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Forgot to rate and would only let me do 5 stars. Not enough.

David Claney

12 mile cycle with my 7yr old daughter today for charity. Fantastic park, clean, safe of road track to suit all ages with plenty of other activities to keep the other kids amused. Even the big kids got to have fun on the outdoor gym equipment. First time in this park and have to say I hope it's not my last. Loved it.

David Claney

Coming to the park on Sunday 27th April as my 7yr old daughter wants to do a 12 mile cycle for Macmillan cancer and this is a safe place to do it. 10 laps, done safe.

David Claney
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