Orangefield Park and Marsh-wiggle Way


There are two car parks located in Orangefield Park, both can be accessed via the entrance at Houston Park.

Public toilets are available on site at the Grand Parade entrance to the park but please note the cost to access toilets is £0.20. 

Play parks and pitches

There is a play park situated in Orangefield Park near the Collier Bridge (close to entrance at Orby Parade). Orangefield Football pitches are home to Bloomfield FC but can be booked if available by contacting Belfast City Council following this link


There are a few options for refreshments on Orangefield Lane with a particular highlight being Guilt Trip for a coffee and donut.

Getting there

Orangefield Park can be accessed via

  1. The Connswater Community Greenway at Grand Parade (near Dixon Playing Fields)
  2. The Kingfisher Bridge at Orangefield Lane
  3. A gate entrance at the end of Orby Parade

Marsh-wiggle Way links Braniel and Clarawood to Orangefield Park and can be accessed via entrances from; Clara Way, Clarawood, Knock Way and mainly from the Knock Dual Carriageway (facing the entrance to the Glen Road).

If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro no.5B and get off at either Castlereagh Road or Grand Parade.

Please be aware that the entrance to Marsh-wiggle Way at the Knock Dual Carriageway is not accessible by car and is a busy road so we advise pedestrians and cyclists to take care.

Things to see and do

Orangefield Park has a rich and varied history, originally purchased by the Belfast Corporation (now Belfast City Council) in 1938, it served as an American Army training base during the second World War. Today, Orangefield Park is the largest area of open parkland along the Connswater Community Greenway and is alive with wildflowers and wildlife.

Orangefield Park offers an ecotrail, outdoor gym and children’s playground.  The park also contains Orangefield Playing Fields with a bowling green, tennis courts, soccer pitches and a cycling track. A velodrome is also located in Orangefield Park. BCC have installed public access defibrillators for park users which are located at Orangefield Park Pavilion.

The team at Orienteering NI have created several virtual Orienteering Trails around the park which offer a fun activity to try out while you are there.

Orangefield Park also hosts a 5km parkrun every Saturday at 9.30am.

Check out Walk NI for more information on accessibility of the park for walking.

Marsh-wiggle Way has created new habitats for wildlife such as Herons and Egrets to flourish. There is a dipping pond at the bottom of Marsh-wiggle Way with an educational panel describing what can be found in the pond.