A perfect park in central Bangor. An ideal spot to enjoy the local wildlife and feed the ducks

Ward Park covers an area of 37 acres and among its attractions are a children's playground, all weather hockey pitches, cricket pitch, bowling greens, putting green and tennis courts. Facilites must be booked via Bangor Sportsplex.

It also has a chain of small lakes providing wildfowl sanctuary with many interesting specimens and dry pens containing a large variety of exotic birds.

Free Live Music events take place annually at the Ward Park Bandstand every Sunday 3-5pm in July and August.

Check out the 2017 programme of Live Music we have 'Summer Music in the Park', starting 2 July (later start of 4pm this day)


Great Wars Trail 

A public air raid shelter still stands in Ward Park, a reminder of one of the raids on the town. Nearby Bangor Golf Club has a print of James Beadle’s historic painting of the attack at the Battle of the Somme by the 36th (Ulster) Division on 1 July 1916; it was damaged by shrapnel from a German bomb dropped on the night of 15 April 1941 (the night of a major bombing raid on Belfast). A Second World War pill box can also be found on the course.

The park is also home to a gun from a First World War German U-boat (presented in honour of Barry Bingham VC)

Opening Times

  • Park open all year round
  • Sporting facilities open Easter-Sept, 7 days


  • Sporting Facilities Charges apply

Contact Details

  • Address Hamilton Road Bangor Co. Down BT20 4LG
  • Telephone 028 9127 5622
  • Email
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