The demesne was bought by the Lurgan Real Property Company, who cut down most of the timber from the great Avenue during the Plantation and give to the residents of Lurgan. The demesne was later sold to the Lurgan Borough Council in 1893 for the pricely sum of £2,000 and it was opened as a Public Park in July 1909 by Lord Aberdeen.
Lurgan Park is the second largest public park in Ireland, the biggest being Phoenix in Dublin, and is enjoyed by as many as 2000 people every weekend. The paths are all well maintained and therefore provide a good walking / running ground.
There is an active Friends of the Park group, who all take a great interest in what’s going on in the park, they meet on the last Wednesday of every month in the Gate Lodge and always welcome new members.