Victoria Park Jubilee Gates Victoria Park Drive North Jordanhill G14 9NY
With local guides, sample the heritage and culture of Victoria Park from prehistoric times with the Fossil Grove to meeting our 19th century benefactors, and remembering those who died on the SS Daphne and in World War One.¬† Learn too about the wildlife visitors to the Park.
Come and discover with local guides the past present and future of Victoria Park.¬† This walk should appeal to all, young and old, residents far and wide as there is so much to learn about the Park .¬† This walk¬† starts at the Jubilee Gates which commemorate the Queens¬† jubilee and opening of the Park in 1887.¬†¬† That¬† provides an opportunity to learn more about those Victorians who gifted the land that forms the Park and the importance of the Park as one of Glasgows green spaces.¬† The walk will pause at the SS Daphne memorial remembering the 124 dead stressing the importance of shipbuilding to the communities served by the Park.
The Park has been enjoyed in various ways over a hundred or so years since it was created. We visit the important features, some that no longer exist as well as those¬† in current use.¬† We illustrate how important the Park is and was to all for leisure pursuits. We will stop at sites to learn about the former bandstand,¬† the Oswald Clock and formal gardens, an significant ornamental feature of the Park.
The walk includes a visit to the famous Fossil Grove with its preserved fossil tree trunks aged at 300million years old discovered when the Park was being developed.
We reflect on the sacrifice of the First World War and the impact on the local community at the listed memorial unveiled in 1922.
We will pause at the ornamental boating and duck pond to learn about the Parks many active wildlife visitors, swans and ducks.
The walk will finish at the Partick Curling Pavilion formed in 1842 and¬† one of the first arrivals in the Park in 1887. The Partick Curling Pavilion will also be part of Open Doors so there will be time at the end of the walk to stay and enjoy a coffee or tea¬† as part of the celebrations.
Number in Brochure: 136
Sun 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm; 1 1/2 hours
Full Disabled Access
The walk is mostly accessible by full disabled but there are steps at the FossilGrove but this can be managed by alternative routes.
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Jordanhill Train Station
Parking: On Street Parking Available Free of Charge