Rev. Robert Bradford Memorial Park - Consultation on draft proposals

Closed 28 Apr 2017

Opened 1 Apr 2017


Redevelopment proposals for Reverend Robert Bradford Memorial park, Donegall Pass

We are working in partnership with Urban Village Initiative to consult and develop a new and improve park at the existing site.

We have now developed draft concept design for the park and we want to hear your views.

What do we hope to achieve?

We want the new park area to have:

  • Comfort and safety - High quality yet practical and safe and sustainable
  • Connectivity - Well linked with surrounding neighbourhoods
  • Flexibility - a place that can be used throughout the year

What are the proposals for the new park?

We are proposing to look at the existing play park, open space and multi use games area (MUGA) to create a new and exciting play facility. We want to hear your ideas on a range of play park themes, to help us develop something special for the area.

The space will provide new equipment for children of all ages and abilities, with inclusive play being a key consideration to ensure social, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory and communication aspects of play are met.

An upgraded MUGA will offer recreation for a variety of games and outdoor fitness opportunities, while upgraded paths and seating areas will offer a place to rest and enjoy the park.

Below images illustrate the draft concept design and ideas with an artist impression of what a new park area might look like.

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More information

Find out more about the Urban Villages projects we are delivering at


What is the Urban Villages Initiative?

The Urban Villages Initiative is a key action within the Northern Ireland Executive’s ‘Together:  Building a United Community’ (TBUC) Strategy.  It is designed to improve good relations outcomes and to help develop thriving places where there has previously been a history of deprivation and community tension. It is a collaborative approach with three interconnected aims:

  • To foster positive community identities
  • To build community capacity
  • To improve the physical environment

The goal is to enable current and future investment to be targeted and delivered in more effective and sustainable ways.  Objectives and outcomes include:

  • Creative attractive, thriving places for residents and visitors
  • Improve internal and external access within and to the Urban Village
  • Encourage Shared Spaces
  • Encourage trust and relationships
  • Create welcoming places where people feel safe and connected, regardless of religious or ethnic background
  • Encourage and support communities to express their views and influence what happens in their areas

Find out more about the Urban Villages Initiative from the Executive Office here or take a look at the video in Related Documents.

Park projects in Urban Village areas

We are working in partnership with the Urban Villages Initiative to enhance our existing parks and also to create new parks, play parks and open spaces. Some of the projects we are working on include:

  • refurbishment to Reverend Robert Bradford Memorial Playground,
  • enhancements to Marrowbone Millennium Park,
  • enhancements to Ballysillan Park, and;
  • a new park in the Colin area.


  • Drop in session at Donegall Pass Community Centre

    From 10 Apr 2017 at 11:00 to 10 Apr 2017 at 15:00

    Donegall Pass Community Centre

    Everyone is welcome to drop in to one of our sessions to view the proposals, talk to the design team and give feedback.

  • Donegall Pass Community Forum - Community Garden Easter Event

    From 13 Apr 2017 at 16:00 to 13 Apr 2017 at 18:00

    Donegall Pass Community Garden Easter Event

    At part of the Donegall Pass Community Garden Easter Event, everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy this event and talk to the design team and give feedback.

  • Donegall Pass Community Centre Open Day

    From 22 Apr 2017 at 12:00 to 22 Apr 2017 at 16:00

    Donegall Pass Community Centre Open Day

    Everyone is welcome to the Community Centre Open Day and also talk to the design team and give feedback.


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