The Connswater Greenway, Belfast :: Shared Description

A major project involving a neglected river running through east Belfast. Officially described as: “The Connswater Community Greenway is a £32 million investment in East Belfast. The project has been developed by the East Belfast Partnership and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development.
The Connswater Community Greenway will create a 9km [5½ miles] linear park through East Belfast, following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces and remediating the Connswater River itself. The Greenway will reconnect the communities of East Belfast and restore the rivers as community assets. It will create vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation and community events and activities”.

An announcement, on 2 July 2013, included the following “Summer 2013 construction of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway Project will begin with work taking place in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. One of the key elements of work in Victoria Park is a new bridge link from Victoria Park to Airport Road”.

An official press release dated 19 August 2014 contains the following: “The final phase of the Connswater Community Greenway will begin later this year and will include; a C.S. Lewis themed public square at Holywood Arches, public art, new play areas, improvements to the rivers, flood defences, lighting, benches, landscaping, planting and 13kms of new paths for walking and cycling.”
This is the link to the official Connswater Greenway website LinkExternal link
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J3673 : Depth marker, Knock River, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3675 : Subway, Victoria Park, Belfast (7) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater works, Belfast - February 2017(1) by Albert Bridge
J3673 : The Connswater at The Hollow, Belfast (September 2015) by Albert Bridge
J3773 : The Knock River, Belfast - August 2014(1) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater works, Belfast - August 2016(2) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : National cycle network sign, Connswater, Belfast (September 2014) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : The Connswater bridge, Mersey Street, Belfast (1) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater depth marker, Belfast (December 2014) by Albert Bridge
J3673 : The Knock River, Orangefield Park, Belfast - November 2014(1) by Albert Bridge
J3675 : The Connswater, Victoria Park, Belfast (2013-1) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater works, Belfast - July 2016(6) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater works, Belfast - September 2016(6) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : The Connswater Bridge, Mersey Street, Belfast (3) by Albert Bridge
J3670 : Footbridge and waterfall, Cregagh Glen, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3675 : Subway, Victoria Park (night view), Belfast (November 2014) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : CS Lewis Square, Belfast - November 2016(4) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater works, Belfast - March 2016(1) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : The Connswater, Belfast (4) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : The Connswater, Belfast (6) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Environmental improvements, Holywood Arches, Belfast (September 2016) by Albert Bridge
J3673 : Con O'Neill's Bridge, Belfast (August 2019) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Black-tailed godwit, Connswater, Belfast - February 2015(1) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Connswater path works, Belfast - March 2016(3) by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Mallard, Connswater, Belfast by Albert Bridge

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Created: Sat, 18 Dec 2010, Updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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