Lough Head Park Lisnaskea

Lough Head Park is 17 acres in size (6.9Ha). It is accessed from the Derrylin Road leading out of Lisnaskea. It provides a public amenity for a variety of outdoor pursuits such as walking, exercising and opportunities to observe wildlife. The recently completed outdoor classroom also provides the potential for education. The entire site is leased from Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and is managed and maintained by LCEL. The park with its paths, recreation and picnic area is regularly recommended on social prescription by medical professionals, as a therapy.
The co-operation of the public is essential in helping to keep the park clean and tidy and free from litter.
Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and owners must always clean up after their dog.

Flora

Learn more about all the flora that you can find on your walk around the Lough Head Park.

Fauna

View more information on the Fauna that you might see throughout the seasons at Lough Head Park.

Location of the Lough Head Park

Lisnaskea Road, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 0GW

History and Development since 2000

The original development of the site began in 2000 with the construction of footpaths, boardwalks, an ‘Irish Roundhouse’ style shelter, wildlife sculptures, exercise stations / trim trail for the more energetic. Two ponds were created with platforms for ‘Pond Dipping’ and several picnic benches were fitted in the main arena area. An Archimedes screw was installed as an additional novelty for children.
Also in the year 2000 the eastern boundary was planted with trees as part of a millennium project and this plantation has now developed as a woodland of conservation value. Approx ½ acre of land at the Southern end, close to the access road has been developed as an allotment area for local residents.
Subsequent work carried out in 2011 and 2019 has extended the walking paths and established a ‘Garden Of Hope,’ at the Northern end of the site, which has been sowed in wildflowers. There are now approx. 2km of paths within the area of the park. Four seats have been fitted at various locations adjacent to the paths. A new raised wildflower bed and a beautiful 3.5m x 2.5m painted mural depicting the local fauna and flora have recently been erected at the entrance to the park.
This area of Northern Ireland has been particularly affected by mental health issues and suicide in recent years and so we want to have the entire area, and in particular the Garden Of Hope, as colourful and peaceful as possible so that it will bring some solace to those who visit it.