This is a quick summary of the top BMX parks in Northern Ireland and is only intended as an introduction. Drop us a note if you have any comments or additions.
The new Belfast Park is located right smack dab in the middle of the city centre. It is bike friendly, as opposed to just boards or blades. It is open to all members of the public, whether they have a bike or not. This BMX park is called Elements, and it was opened inconjunction with Concept Skate Shop and Glen’s graffiti ship Aerhedz. There’s even a recording studio right outside the park, and is near to 5 College Court. This club has a rating of 8.3 out of 10, which is pretty good. It could be due to all the amenities, surrounding shops, and stores at the park or it could be due to the extremely friendly customer service and openness of the staff to welcome anyone to come in and join the fun.
There is also another park called Ormeau Park BMX Track, built by the town council, which is a gravel BMX track in back of the sports pavilion. There are jumps, whoops, and trick spots galore. The surface is a bit worn, but it is fun nonetheless. Anyone who does not like the two humongous table tops a banking right hand turn, even more table tops and another right hander with small whoops as well as a left hander just doesn’t know what good BMX riding is.
Orangefield Park is also another BMX park that is open to the public that has a bowling green, tennis courts, soccer pitches, and a most wonderful BMX track. This purpose-built BMX track has been in usage since the 1950s and 1960s, and it is the only one of its kind in all of Northern Ireland. It even hosts a popular track cycling league that is collectively organized by Belfast Track Cycling. You can hire the track for a fee, and there are even tandems for disabled riders so that everyone can participate free of the restrictions that are imposed on some BMX tracks.