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
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
Disabled toilets available using Radar key.
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Children's play area.
Open to 5.00pm everyday.
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
Free on street parking or parking in Waves Leisure Centre
From the M1 (Belfast or Dungannon)
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.
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.
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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