Alexandra Park is one of Glasgow’s most significant parks, one of four designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The 104 acre park takes its name from Princess Alexandra, the wife of the future King Edward VII, who officially opened the Park in 1870. The highest point of the park gives views north to Ben Lomond and south to Tinto hills. The City Improvement Trustees purchased the park in 1866 from Mr Walter Stewart of Haghill.
The central pedestrian entrance to the park is through ornamental gates from Alexandra Parade. The park has outstanding features including the duck pond and McFarlane Saracen Fountain. There are facilities to suit all ages and abilities including formal recreations such as bowling and golf, children’s play areas and quiet areas for passive recreation and contemplation.
There has been recent investment in the park including installation of a new outdoor gymnasium, introduction of additional formal play equipment, wildflower meadow creation and a new mountain bike course to improve the visitor experience.
Glasgow City Council Land & Environmental Services is carrying out a consultation on the future of Alexandra Park.
The Alexandra Park Vision is “To ensure that Alexandra Park continues to provide leisure and recreational opportunities for local people and contributes to outdoor education and the health and well being of local communities.”
Download the full Alexandra Park Management Plan 2015-2020 by clicking here.
The plan sets out the future management, maintenance and development of Alexandra Park and has been produced by Glasgow City Council with support from our working partners to provide not only a long-term vision but also details on actions required to achieve the vision. The plan covers the period April 2015 to March 2020 and has a detailed activity of works for that period.
The purpose of the management plan is to “Provide a framework within which all future management of Alexandra Park will be carried out. The Plan enables any person involved in the park to understand how and why decisions are taken and the reasoning behind the policies and proposals for action.”
The plan’s target audience is the local community and other stakeholders such as ‘Friends of’ groups. Its style and content should ensure continuity of purpose and consistency in service delivery. It is intended to be a flexible, working document that will be reviewed and updated regularly.
You are encouraged to contirbute your thoughts via the consultations process – see here for more details: glasgow.gov.uk/consultations – the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Alternatively, paper copies can be viewed and comments made at Dennistoun Library, 2a Craigpark G31 2NA; Haghill Primary School, 415 Cumbernauld Road, G31 3LS; and the Community Hub at Alexandra Park, next to the Bowling Greens (see below).
The consultation will end on Friday 8th January 2016.