Pitt Park Redevelopment - Have your say

Closed 9 Oct 2020

Opened 17 Aug 2020


Redevelopment of Pitt Park

We’re working with the Urban Villages Initiative to redevelop Dr Pitt Memorial Park (Pitt Park). Through this investment we plan to create an attractive, safe and accessible area where families, children, and people of all ages can get active, have fun and enjoy the rich heritage of the area.

We have now developed initial designs for the park and we want to hear your views.

Please watch the short video below (approx 2 minutes) which provides a brief overview of what we're trying to achieve at Pitt Park



Location of park

Pitt Park is located off the main Newtownards Road, between Frazer Pass and St Patrick's Walk, see link below:

Map of Pitt Park

What do we want to achieve?

Pitt Park upgrade

The upgrade to Pitt Park will support and celebrate the local culture and heritage of the Ballymacarrett area, taking inspiration from the Yardmen and Harland and Wolff shipyard.

New pathways and paving

New pathways will be created throughout the park in high quality natural stone paving, which will tie in with the recently upgraded paved area of Fraser Pass. A new, large well drained green space will also be developed that can be used throughout the year for a wide range of local community events.

Improved community hub space

Fitted out shipping containers will replace the existing porta cabin to provide a new community hub for activities and events.

New and improved play spaces for all ages

The existing multiuse games area will be upgraded with new surface painting and markings and associated floodlighting. The existing playground will be replaced with an improved play facility, incorporating an excellent range of play equipment designed to support independent, inclusive and social play for children of all ages and abilities.  

Accessible and safe entrances

The redevelopment will also improve entrances to the park, create a safe and vibrant space for local people and also attract visitors by connecting to other tourist destinations in the wider Eastside area.

Celebrating local culture

Bespoke lighting columns, seating and fencing will also be installed whihc will celebrate local culture and the industrial heritage of the area.

Preserving history and improving the physical landscape

The existing sculptures and memorials within the site will be retained and their settings enhanced. Thirty five new trees will be planted throughout the park providing shade and seasonal interest throughout the year. Wildflower planting will create rich habitats supporting insects and other wildlife within the park and provide educational opportunities for the local community.

Please get involved and tell us what you think of our plans

You can give us your views by responding to this online survey or by attending one of the consultation events.

At the end of the survey you have the option of leaving providing your email address in order to receive further information about this project.

Privacy Notice

Belfast City Council is the Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the personal data it gathers for the purposes of administering your communication preferences in relation to the Pitt Park Consultation Survey August 2020.

You are providing your personal data on a consensual basis to the Council whose lawful basis for processing is for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

The personal data may be shared internally within the Council with staff who are involved in administering the survey and where applicable for responding to any requests for further information. Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any other organisation without your consent, unless the law permits or places an obligation on the Council to do so.

The personal data is held and stored by the Council in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with Data Protection legislation and in line with the Council’s Records Retention and Disposal Schedule.

If you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data or you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact Alistair Charles by email charlesalistair@belfastcity.gov.uk

If you wish to contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer, please write to Belfast City Council, City Hall Belfast, BT1 5GS or send an email to dataprotection@belfastcity.gov.uk

What happens next

Following consultation, we will refine the designs. We will then feedback to the public with these refined designs before submitting a Planning Application.


  • Pitt Park Zoom Consultation Session

    From 27 Aug 2020 at 19:00 to 27 Aug 2020 at 20:00

    This online event will give people the opportunity to log on, hear more about the plans, ask any questions and give feedback. Please visit the Council website for log on details:

  • Pitt Park Zoom Consultation Session

    From 9 Sep 2020 at 14:00 to 9 Sep 2020 at 15:00

    This online event will give people the opportunity to log on, hear more about the plans, ask any questions and give feedback. Please see log in details below:

    Meeting ID: 856 7391 6766



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