Ards and North Down Borough Council has recently agreed a Play Strategy for the Borough. Outdoor Recreation NI (ORNI) was commissioned to develop a Play Strategy for the period 2021-2032.  A new Borough wide Play Strategy sets out recommendations for the next 11 years and a detailed Action Plan outlining the priorities for the next 5 years which will be subject to a review at the end of this period. 

The Play Strategy Document (PDF) can be downloaded from the list at the bottom of this page.

Our play parks are in:

Area Location
Ballygowan
  • Ballygowan Village Hall
  • Dickson Park
Ballyhalbert
  • High Street
Ballywalter
  • Springvale Road
  • Well Road (Windy Ridge)
Bangor
  • Ballyholme Play Area, Ballyholme Road
  • Bangor Aurora
  • Bangor Sportsplex
  • Banks Lane Play Area, Groomsport Road
  • Bloomfield Walk
  • Brice Park Play Area, Donaghadee Road
  • Clandeboye Play Area
  • Clandeboye, Multi Use Games Area
  • Fort Park
  • Kilcooley Community Play Area, Owenroe Drive
  • Kilcooley Square Play Area, Drumhirk Road
  • Kingsland Play Area, Seacliff Road
  • Pickie Play Area 
  • Rathgill Play Area
  • Skipperstone Glen
  • Skipperstone Road Play Area
  • Ward Park Play Area, Hamilton Road
Carrowdore
  • Carrowdore
Cloughey
  • Main Road
Comber
  • Ballydrain
  • Cherryvalley Drive/Upper Crescent
  • Lower Crescent
  • Muckers Field, Skate Park
Conlig
  • Conlig Play Area, Tower Park
  • Breezemount Grove, Green Road
Craigantlet
  • Craigantlet Play Area
Crawfordsburn
  • Coothall Road Play Area
Donaghadee
  • Beechfield
  • Hunts Park
  • Lemons Wharf
  • Northfield
  • Pinks Green
  • The Commons
Greyabbey
  • Islandview
  • North Street
Groomsport
  • Seafront
  • Springwell
Helen's Bay
  • Helen's Bay Play Area, Craigdarragh Road
Holywood
  • Johnny the Jig Play Area, High Street
  • Seapark Play Area
  • Ballymenoch Park Play Area, Bangor Road
  • Redburn Play Area, Adjacent to Redburn Community Centre
Killinchy
  • Killinchy Community Centre
  • Killinchy COmmunity Centre, Pump Track
Kircubbin
  • The Green
  • Parsonage Road
  • Parsonage Road, Multi Use Games Area
  • Rubane
Lisbane
  • Lisbane Open Space
Millisle
  • Beach Park, Ballywalter Road
  • Beach Park, Ballywalter Road, Multi Use Games Area
Newtownards
  • Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex
  • Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex, Skate Park

  • Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex, Pump Track

  • Abbot Gardens
  • Abbot Gardens, Multi Use Games Area
  • Cottown
  • Glen Estate
  • Glenford Park
  • Londonderry Park
  • Londonderry Park, Multi Use Games Area
  • West Winds
  • West Winds, Multi Use Games Area
  • Scrabo Estate
Portaferry
  • Ballycranbeg
  • Castle Park
  • Cloughey Road
  • Steel Dickson Gardens
  • Tullymalley
Portavogie
  • Anchor Car Park
  • Portavogie Community Centre, Harbour Road
  • Harbour Road, Multi Use Games Area
  • Harbour Road, Skate Park
  • Lawson Park

Play parks, pitches and playing fields