Glasgow Parks

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Linn Park

On the south side of the city, Linn Park (like Pollok Park) was once owned by the Maxwell family, being purchased and converted to a park by the City of Glasgow and extended over the years to become the second largest park in the city.


Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS5859 : Waterfall in Linn Park by Alec MacKinnon NS5859 : Linn Park trig point by Alec MacKinnon NS5859 : Derelict Mansion House in Linn Park, Glasgow by Iain Thompson NS5860 : The White Cart by Iain Thompson NS5860 : Riverside Path in Linn Park by Iain Thompson NS5860 : The White Cart in Linn Park by Iain Thompson NS5859 : The White Cart in Linn Park by Iain Thompson NS5859 : The White Cart in Linn Park by Iain Thompson
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Cathkin Braes Country Park

In the southeast corner of the city, near the road to East Kilbride. This hillside park offers panoramic views of the city and the hills beyond. Opened in 1887, at 200 metres it is the highest point in the city. It was the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain-biking events.
NS6058 : Entrance to Cathkin Braes Country Park by Lairich Rig
This gateway is on Ardencraig Road, close to the point where it meets Castlemilk Drive.

Cathkin Braes Country Park was established in 1995.
by Lairich Rig


Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS6158 : Cathkin Braes Country Park - the viewpoint by Lairich Rig NS6158 : Glasgow by Richard Webb NS6158 : Cathkin Braes by Richard Webb NS6058 : Footbridge in Cathkin Braes Country Park by Lairich Rig NS6258 : Forest Path on Cathkin Braes by Iain Thompson NS6058 : Double Dare by Alec MacKinnon NS6058 : At the edge of the trees by Alec MacKinnon NS6058 : Big Wood and grassland by Richard Sutcliffe NS6058 : Big Wood and new ponds by Richard Sutcliffe
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Auchinlea Park

In the east end of the city, recently considerably reduced in size by the construction of the Glasgow Fort shopping centre by the M8. It contains two 'A' Listed buildings; Provan Hall and Blochairn House.

NS6666 : Provan Hall by Richard Sutcliffe
Blochairn House is on the left (south range), Provan Hall on the right (north range). Both are Category A Listed LinkExternal link


NS6666 : Provan Hall by Darrin Antrobus NS6666 : The edge of Auchinlea Park by Richard Sutcliffe NS6666 : Lovely weather for ducks by Richard Sutcliffe NS6666 : Mallard, Auchinlea Park Pond by Richard Sutcliffe NS6666 : Auchinlea Park Pond by Richard Sutcliffe NS6666 : Provan Hall by Richard Sutcliffe NS6666 : Across the pond in Auchinlea Park by Stephen Sweeney NS6666 : Auchinlea Park by Stephen Sweeney NS6666 : Provan Hall by Richard Sutcliffe
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Hogganfield Park

In the northeast of the city, by the old road to Cumbernauld. A haven for bird watchers, this park opened in 1920 and is centred around Hogganfield Loch which is home to several rare species.
NS6466 : Hogganfield Park by Richard Webb
Beside Hogganfield Loch. The sandy coloured area is a man made beach beside the loch.
by Richard Webb



Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS6466 : Swans on Hogganfield Loch by Chris Upson NS6466 : Hogganfield Loch Play Area by Darrin Antrobus NS6467 : Snow by Hogganfield Loch by Sarah Charlesworth NS6467 : Hogganfield Loch by Chris Upson NS6467 : Pathway around Hogganfield Loch by Darrin Antrobus NS6367 : Swan Lake, aka Hogganfield Loch by Chris Upson NS6367 : Swans by Darrin Antrobus NS6367 : Snow at Hogganfield Loch by Sarah Charlesworth NS6466 : Wetland flowers by Richard Webb NS6466 : Hogganfield Loch Play Area by Elliott Simpson NS6467 : The island in Hogganfield Loch by Elliott Simpson NS6367 : Snow at Hogganfield Loch by Sarah Charlesworth NS6466 : Walkway around Hogganfield Loch by G Laird
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Ruchill Park

In the north of the city, opened in 1892 to benefit the working class tenement dwellers who had no gardens of their own. The 53 acre park consists of play areas, jogging trails, deciduous woodlands and formal flower beds. The elevated location of the park enables panoramic views of the city to the south.
NS5868 : Playground in Ruchill Park by Mark Nightingale
A deserted play area in freezing conditions in Ruchill Park
by Mark Nightingale


Here is a selection of Geograph photos of the park.
NS5768 : Ruchill Park by Chris Upson NS5767 : Snowy path in Ruchill Park by Mark Nightingale NS5768 : Ruchill Park by Lairich Rig NS5767 : Flagpole, Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5767 : Spiral path, Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5868 : Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5768 : Exercise equipment, Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5767 : Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5767 : Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5768 : Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5868 : Ruchill Park by Richard Webb NS5868 : Woodland, Ruchill Park by Richard Webb
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Tollcross Park

In the heart of the east end, this impressive park opened in 1897 and is renowned for its Rose Garden. Sadly, similar to Springburn Park, the once renowned Winter Garden is currently derelict and disused.
NS6363 : Tollcross House by Lairich Rig
This mansion house, set within what is now Tollcross Park, was designed by architect David Bryce, and built by James Dunlop in 1848. From 1905 to 1973, it was the home of the Children's Museum (a branch of the Kelvingrove Museum), but the building later fell into disrepair.

For the nearby Winter Gardens, see NS6363 : Tollcross Park - the Winter Gardens, and other pictures linked from there.
by Lairich Rig



Here are some of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS6363 : Tollcross Park - the Visitor Centre by Lairich Rig NS6363 : Tollcross Park - the Winter Gardens by Lairich Rig NS6363 : Tollcross Park - inside the Winter Gardens by Lairich Rig NS6363 : Woodland, Tollcross Park by Richard Webb NS6363 : Tollcross Park by Richard Webb NS6363 : Bridge over the Tollcross Burn by Alec MacKinnon NS6363 : Picnic table,  Tollcross Park by Richard Webb NS6363 : Tollcross Park by Richard Webb NS6363 : Tollcross Winter Gardens by Alec MacKinnon NS6363 : Farm animals in the city by Stephen Sweeney
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Festival Park

This park is not listed on the City Council's web site, perhaps because it is smaller in size than those listed above. It is located in former docklands off Govan Road in a corner of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival site. An oasis of peace in a busy corner of the city, close to the Science Centre and Exhibition Centre as well as the BBC and STV headquarters buildings on Pacific Quay.
NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent
The Pacific Drive entrance to the park which is on the site of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival.
by Thomas Nugent


Here are some of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Festival Park by Thomas Nugent
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