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Council Gets Ready for Its Summer of 'Park Life'

Council Gets Ready for Its Summer of 'Park Life'

June 26, 2017

As the school year comes to an end the Council hopes the weather will be sunny for the return of its ‘Park Life’ summer programme, which will take place in Wallace Park, Lisburn and Moat Park, Dundonald.

From Saturday 1st July to Sunday 20th August, these two parks will play host to a wide range of family fun days each Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s Park Life programme is packed with events to suit all ages and range from a Flower and Animal Fun Day to a Teddy Bears Picnic, a sports festival to a Mini Mela and a circus extravaganza to a ‘Fairytale Ball’ Drama Performance.  All the Superheroes will be along to take part in the ‘Heroes and Princesses’ event in each park.

The Mayor, Councillor Tim Morrow said he hoped as many people as possible will support and enjoy the events.  Speaking at the launch he said: “Both Wallace Park and Moat Park are popular central locations which offer excellent facilities for residents of the Lisburn Castlereagh City area.  What better way for our residents to enjoy the summer sunshine than to come along to Park Life weekend events throughout July and August. 

“Not all families head away for the summer so these wonderful free events for all the family in Moat Park and Wallace Park, right on our doorsteps, offer ideal opportunities to entertain the children.  It is gearing up for a super summer in Lisburn Castlereagh with lots of events going on across the area,” said Councillor Morrow.

A brochure providing full information is available from Council facilities or online at

Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee added: “It is hoped that the attendance at both Park Life programmes will be bigger and better than ever.  The Council likes to see its parks being enjoyed by residents and visitors; and it is hoped these shared spaces will be enjoyed by all local communities during Park Life.  I would encourage residents to get a copy of the Park Life brochure and find out what fun events are on over the summertime.

“Park Life offers something for all the family through the arranged pantomimes, superhero characters, teddy bears picnics, a mini sports festival, and a circus, as well as live performances from local silver, flute, pipe and brass bands within the two parks.  There is definitely something to suit everyone,” said Alderman Tinsley.

All events are free and open to the public.

Full details on the Park Life Programme can be found by logging on to or call 028 9250 9558.