Lurgan Park

Covering some 259 acres, Lurgan Park is overlooked by the grand Elizabethen, Brownlow House. It is Northern Ireland's largest and most beautiful urban park and the second largest public park in Ireland and is enjoyed by as many as 2000 people every day. The beautifully landscaped parkland contains a number of well maintained paths which provide excellent walking and running ground.

Visitors can enjoy the cast-iron Coalbrookdale Fountain and Lurgan Lake, as well as many of the activities and facilities provided.

Anyone can hire one of eight rowing boats and view Lurgan Park from the lake, a small cost of £2 per person allows you 30 mins on the lake in a roped off area. Parental supervision is required for all children under the age of 16 years and everyone is required to wear the life jackets supplied.

Six floodlit tennis courts (four of which are all weather) are available for public use. These can booked with Park development staff and are open seven days a week. 

The bowling green which can be hired by individuals or clubs. Both the Bowling Green and tennis courts have access to the park pavilion.

The park can be found tucked in behind the market town of Lurgan and can be described as a 'hidden gem'. The Park Lake has been stocked with Roach, Breem and Tench and there are 20 newly constructed fishing stands allowing the visiting angler excellent access to this beautiful resource

Facilities

Accessibility
For those less able visitors, Lurgan Park have two mobility scooters that can be loaned out for a period of two hours. These scooters are free of charge and interested persons are required to show photographic proof of identification and proof of address. Booking is essential at the height of the season, please phone a member of staff. These scooters are based in the park in conjunction with a Shop mobility initiative. Maps available at http://www.lurganpark.com/walking.asp
Accessible toilets
Disabled toilets available using Radar key.
Family and Children
Children's play area.
Toilets
Open to 5.00pm everyday.

Opening Hours

Seasonal opening Hours:

October to February: 7.00am to 6.00pm

March: 7.00am to 7.00pm

April: 7.00am to 9.00pm

May to August: 7.00am to 10.00pm

September: 7.00am to 9.00pm

Charges

Access: 

Free entry

Parking: 

Free on street parking or parking in Waves Leisure Centre

Getting There

From the M1 (Belfast or Dungannon)

  • Come off the M1 at Junction 10 Lurgan
  • If coming from Belfast, take the first left toward Lurgan
  • If coming from Portadown or Dungannon, take the third exit toward Lurgan
  • Continue up the Lough Road, passing over the railway tracks
  • Continue through the traffic lights at the end of this road, Lurgan Police Station will now be on your left hand side
  • Continue straight up through the town until you see a large blue building with a tower on your right hand side (Mechanics Institute)
  • You are taking the left turn directly opposite this blue building down Windsor Avenue
  • Continue down this road and Lurgan Park will eventually be on your right hand side. You will come to a mini-roundabout where you continue right
  • Lurgan Park Lake should be on your right hand side now

From Moira Roundabout

If you’re coming from the airport or Antrim direction you can get on the M1 at Moira (Westbound) and follow the directions above. Otherwise you can go through Moira itself (not advised during rush hour) and follow the directions below.

  • Take the exit toward Moira itself
  • You are following this road straight and going straight through all roundabouts you come to. You’ll go through Moira, Magheralin and Dollingstown in that order.
  • Eventually you will come in to Lurgan along the Avenue Road
  • Continue up the Avenue Road until you come to a set of traffic lights. You need to be in the right hand lane to follow the road around to the right, towards the town.
  • Drive down Queen Street and you’ll come to another set of traffic lights with a Methodist Church on your left hand side. Again you are going straight through (middle lane).
  • Now you’ll be driving through Lurgan Town Centre, you are going straight until you see a large blue building on your left with a tower (Mechanics Institute). Directly outside this building there is a spot to allow you to turn right down Windsor Avenue.
  • Drive down Windsor Avenue, eventually Lurgan Park will be on your right hand side. You will come to a mini-roundabout where you continue right
  • Lurgan Park Lake should be on your right hand side now

Walk Trails

Circular, 2.03 miles

Highway to Health, Lurgan. A short circular walk taking in Lurgan Park and the town centre.

Other Activities

Orienteering
The orienteering route in Lurgan Park was established in 2005 and takes you around the full perimeter of the park. The Lurgan Park route is ideal for beginners and can be used as a teaching tool for map reading.

One part of the orienteering route in Lurgan Park, includes an eco trail, which comes complete with an activity booklet and concentrates on the natural state of the park. It asks participants to think about what is around them while walking from point to point. The eco trail comes in CD Rom format and is ideal for school or community groups.

Fishing
Having just spent £20,000 on 20 new fishing platforms, Lurgan Park Lake is ideal for a spot of angling. Contents of the lake include tench, pike, bream, roach and carp.

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Contact

+44 (0) 28 3832 3795

Location

Park Pavilion,
Windsor Avenue
Lurgan

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courtesy of
Big Lottery Fund Ulster Garden Villages
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