Ward Park ...a new vision



Fortunately funding has been secured in this financial year for the much need de-silting (removing the sediment which has built up) work to be carried out. Works will also take place upstream on a more effective silt trap to prevent or reduce future siltation of the ponds. Further funding has also been included in next financial year’s budget to carry out wider improvement works in what is called the central spine area of Ward Park. The bird enclosures will also be replaced and refurbished to comply with modern welfare standards.

However the council has yet to confirm that all funds have been secured to complete the entire scheme but have confirmed that theyare applying for external funding to reduce costs to ratepayers for this scheme


YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS ...Open House Festival run events all summer long in Bangor's town centre Ward Park ...this is a just a sample of the summer programe!!

Summer Sunday's at Ward Park 2016

Castle Park: Located in Bangor town centre 

A walk through this wooded wonderland is an exhilarating experience throughout the seasons. Obtain the Castle Park Nature Trail Guide from North Down Museum, located in the grounds of Castle Park with Bangor Castle (Town Hall), and follow the arrowed pathways.

Stroll along the tree-lined avenue to explore the formal gardens of the Town Hall. Examine the sundial in the forecourt, believed to be from the 8th Century monastic origin and explore the Arboretum on the south side of the Town Hall, which contains a fine collection of mature conifers and deciduous trees.

Follow the pathways through Castle Park to arrive at Bangor Castle Walled Garden, a real hidden gem.


Bangor is fortunate to have two unique town centre parks and playing fields.

Bangor Castle (Town Hall) at night
Ward memorial at Ward Park
Lawn bowlers at Ward Park
The duck pond at Ward Park
The War Memorial and German U-boat gun at base
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