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Sixmilewater River Park

Open 8am-8pm.
Toilets are available in Sixmile Leisure Centre.

This is an attractive park with the Sixmile River flowing through it. There is an open lawn area with meadowland. Within the park, a conservation area with a pond makes a good day out where you can feed the ducks. At the rear of the Sixmile Leisure Centre there is a natural park with a range of bio diversity on offer.
3 tennis courts are available for tennis enthusiasts and the park hosts some great events such as the Ballyclare May Fair and the Gymkhana. The tennis courts are closed during the winter and open in the summer until dusk. It is a popular park for cross country, tennis and barbeques in the summer.
At the War Memorial Park there is a mound on the left hand side which is a 13th – century Norman motte built as a defensive outpost of Carrickfergus Castle. Soldiers reaching the ricer believed they had traveled six miles and began calling the river Sixmile Water.