City Park 140718

Facilities

There is plenty of parking available at this parkrun for those who chose to drive to the event. However, if cycling is an option there is quite a good dedicated cycle path from Portadown to the parkrun. There are toilets on-site but no changing rooms.  For public transport, there are services to the nearby shopping centre from where you can walk to the park.

Course

This course is made up of one big lap of around the two lakes in the park. The route is almost entirely paved. Although this is not a flat course the amount of climbing to do is quite small. The Belfast-Dublin train line goes through the park, which results in the odd thunderous roar of a passing train, but other than this the park is secluded and very quiet. There are lots of mature trees and nice views out over the lakes. There is also a petting farm close to the start line, which is a great distraction for kids.

Coffee

Parkrunnners can get a post run coffee in the nearby shopping centre.

X Factor

This is a great location to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning, especially for families. After the run, a trip to the petting farm or the gardens would keep all occupied.

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