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 : Linn Park autumn 1972 by Tom Caldwell 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.
Here are just a few of the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS6058 : Entrance to Cathkin Braes Country Park by Lairich Rig 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
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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 Darrin Antrobus NS6666 : Auchinlea Park by Stephen Sweeney
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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.

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
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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.

Only one photo exists on geograph at the time of writing.
NS5768 : Ruchill Park by Chris Upson
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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 and Winter Garden.

Here are the images of the park to be found in geograph.
NS6363 : Tollcross Park - the Visitor Centre by Lairich Rig NS6363 : Tollcross House by Lairich Rig NS6363 : Tollcross Park - the Winter Gardens by Lairich Rig NS6363 : Tollcross Park - inside the Winter Gardens by Lairich Rig
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Queen's Park

A fine park on the south side of the city. Opened in 1857 and dedicated to the memory of Mary Queen of Scots. The curiously named Hill 60 within the park offers panoramic views over the city.

NS5762 : Church beside Queens Park, Glasgow by emma mykytyn NS5762 : North view across Glasgow from Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Church by Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Duck pond in Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Queen's Park, Glasgow by Stephen Sweeney NS5762 : Gates at entrance to Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5761 : Pathway in Queen's Park by Stephen Sweeney NS5761 : Sign at Hill 60 by Stephen Sweeney NS5761 : View across Glasgow's Shawlands by Stephen Sweeney NS5862 : Queens Park Gates by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park stone circle by Thomas Nugent NS5862 : Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5862 : Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Glasgow from Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Queens Park flagpole by Thomas Nugent
NS5762 : Queens Park flagpole by Thomas Nugent NS5762 : Path in Queens Park by Thomas Nugent NS5862 : Victoria Road from Queens Park by Thomas Nugent
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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.

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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