Things to Do in Glasgow: Parks

Looking for things to do in Glasgow that involve parks? Well, we’ve worked hard to put together a post which addresses this very thing. There are a LOT of parks in Glasgow, each one as beautiful as the next, so much choice, not enough time, I hear you cry? Well, we’ve just chosen a few so you can make an informed decision on which one is best if your time here is short. Good luck!

Kelvingrove Park

With the recent restoration of Kelvingrove Park Bandstand, there’s a wonderful buzz around this great park area where you can listen to music and relax. The renovation has meant that an important part of Glasgow’s history has been restored, and with that in mind, some events have already been planned for the summer, so there’s a lot to look forward.

Pollok Country Park

A great place for biking if this is what you like, with three different circuits, it’s not far from the city centre so there’s always an escape from the speed and pace of city life.

Alexandra Park

A great public park that’s popular with the local residents and visitors from afar. It’s a great park with plenty of room to roam with a high point of views of Ben Lomond and the Tinto Hills. There are some beautiful flower bedding areas near the entrance and some dramatic ornamental gates, so you’ll have lots of photo opportunities.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is 50 acres of parkland, named after the jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. It’s considered to be one of the prettiest parks in Glasgow. It has a vast range of floral displays and is definitely one of the best ways of spending a leisurely afternoon.

James Hamilton Heritage Park

This is a large park area with water sports centre that covers 32 acres with the water sports centre adding an extra 16 acres. There are many places here where you can relax and unwind or take part in some excellent water sports, depending on what you like. You can try taster sessions in the water sports if you’re not sure what you’d like best, and there are courses you can take part in to learn more, these are tailored to both children and adults. There’s also some great bird watching to be had with a rather wonderful bird sanctuary.

Other Parks Within Glasgow

Glasgow means green hollow, which is taken from the Gaelic word Glaschu. There are nearly 100 parks in this bustling city with some formal gardens for you to enjoy. If you enjoy the outdoors then Glasgow is the perfect place to find a peaceful place to either sit and think, enjoy the view, watch some bird life or take part in some active water sports. We hope you’ve enjoyed our tour of the best of Glasgow’s parks. If you were looking for things to do in Glasgow which features parks, then we think our post has succeeded in finding some of the best. If you have any questions about what we’ve discussed today, get in touch, we’re always happy to help.

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