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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby banjo » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:01 pm

aye,and peterson park.
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby moonbeam » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:31 pm

Garscadden Burn Park in Drumchapel. Also I suspect Garscadden Wood
is classified as a park although the forestry commission people and the
friends of Garscadden Woods people have taken it over.
Drumchapel Park is where the winter festival is. Although I
think it was/is called Halgreen Park. Here are a couple
of spaces with notices : Essenside, Monymusk (as far north west out
of Glasgow as you can go I think-play area in the middle of nowhere
a really obscure place as all the houses are demolished and its a brand
new facility bounded by a ploughed field and a burn)
Cloan and Gorget Play Areas but dont think they quite qualify as parks.
Although I think Gorget used to be called Gorget Park.
Its on the other side of Great Western Road
from Knightswood Park, Then there is Trinley Brae. Its a sort of
wildlife return to nature meadow in Knightswood.
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby moonbeam » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:42 pm

I forgot to add Beardmore Park. Its off Shettleston Road. I dont know if the city council
have handed it over to a local comnmunity group and hence may not be on the City
Council "list".Is Dawsholm Park on the list?
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby viceroy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:35 pm

Haven't seen Plantation Park being mentioned (and tut tut Josef, you should have got that one).
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Josef » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:41 pm

viceroy wrote:Haven't seen Plantation Park being mentioned (and tut tut Josef, you should have got that one).


I couldn't remember what it was called, V. :oops:

I knew it wasn't Kinning Park Park...
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby viceroy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Josef wrote:
viceroy wrote:Haven't seen Plantation Park being mentioned (and tut tut Josef, you should have got that one).


I couldn't remember what it was called, V. :oops:

I knew it wasn't Kinning Park Park...


Quite a lot of people think it's just called Kinning Park, but that's the name of the district, called after the Kinning House estate which once covered the area. Plantation Park is rather smaller than it used to be, a chunk having been lopped off when the M8 Motorway was built about 30 years ago.
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Mori » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:14 pm

GSV

The huge swathes of greenery around Glasgow Green/ Peoples Palace/ Kings drive.

What would this area be classed as ? i was born in Greenhead street and lived there till the age of about 5, we always called the green areas in front the 'Daisy park', was this a park at one time before the red ash pitches were put in at Glasgow Green ? the carnival i remember being there from i was very young.
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:28 pm

I see no mention of McPhun's Park, did I miss it?

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McPhun's Park, Dassie Green or Daisy Green is located at the south east end of Glasgow Green beside the Flesher's Haugh Football Centre of Excellence. It is less well used than other areas of the Green conveying a sense of peace and tranquillity.

It was the home of the Springtime Sculpture, the Watt Statue and Bird Table all of which had been vandalised due to the remoteness of the site. After restoration they were moved to more prominent locations in the Winter Garden Enclosure.

The Highland Light Infantry War Memorial remains intact. The memorial is a tall celtic cross with simple and elegant knotwork. Battle honours are listed at the base; Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, France, Belgium and Mesopotamia. A plain inscribed panel inset into a white granite base reads:


"To the Glorious memory of Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men 7th Blythswood Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry who fell in the Great War 1914-18.
Erected by comrades and Friends."

The war memorial was restored in time for the Remembrance Service held on Sunday 07 November 2005.

The park once featured a wagon wheel arrangement of rose beds. The path pattern was changed to create a central, robust stone spiral in blocks of ancient Scottish gneiss, a feature which interprets special dates in the development of Glasgow and Glasgow Green. It is laid out in a spiral which the public can walk into, tracing their steps backwards in time to a central stone feature


Ooops, Is this the one you mean, Mori? :oops:

McPhun's Park, Dassie Green or Daisy Green
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Josef » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:36 pm

HollowHorn wrote:
McPhun's Park, Dassie Green or Daisy Green is located at the south east end of Glasgow Green beside the Flesher's Haugh Football Centre of Excellence. It is less well used than other areas of the Green conveying a sense of peace and tranquillity.


Ooops, Is this the one you mean, Mori? :oops:


Looks like it.

So is Glasgow Green an umbrella term for a variety of individual parks, then? And is that true of other large parks as well?
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:42 pm

I have always viewed the 'Green' as three distinct parks. 'Glasgow Green', 'Flesher's Haugh & the 'Dassie Green'.
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Glesga_Steve » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:37 pm

viceroy wrote:
Josef wrote:
viceroy wrote:Haven't seen Plantation Park being mentioned (and tut tut Josef, you should have got that one).


I couldn't remember what it was called, V. :oops:

I knew it wasn't Kinning Park Park...


Quite a lot of people think it's just called Kinning Park, but that's the name of the district, called after the Kinning House estate which once covered the area. Plantation Park is rather smaller than it used to be, a chunk having been lopped off when the M8 Motorway was built about 30 years ago.


I take it Plantation Park is the little park next to Kinning Park subway then?
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Glesga_Steve » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:39 pm

banjo wrote:aye,and peterson park.


I thought Peterson Park was no more.

Wasn't that the park where Peterson Drive / Gardens is located now?
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Glesga_Steve » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:40 pm

Just remembered another one I spotted while looking at OS mapping earlier today.

Lochar Park... can't remember where it was though!
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Glesga_Steve » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:44 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Glesga_Steve wrote:What qualifies something as a GCC park? I'm assuming it has to have a city council sign at it declaring it as such, rather than it just being an area of green space???


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Josef,

You've missed Dex's 'spot' from your list.
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Re: Glasgow Parks

Postby Josef » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:49 pm

Glesga_Steve wrote:I take it Plantation Park is the little park next to Kinning Park subway then?


Yep. I've got a photo somewhere, not that I can find it, mind. I'll get another one later in the week if It's still AWOL.

Lochar Park added to the 'tentative' list. Not to mention the list of ones I've never heard of ( a good two-thirds of them so far).

Glesga_Steve wrote:Josef,

You've missed Dex's 'spot' from your list.


I wasn't quite sure whether Dex was making a point that I didn't get, or an addition to the list. Now allocated a '#' and added to the list.

P.S. - sorry, Dex.
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