Queen's Park map

416 Queens Park ISSOM 2 OCAD11 NEWMASTER July2020 230620v3 TOB

416 Queens Park ISSOM 2 OCAD11 NEWMASTER July2020 230620v3 TOB


First used in 1989, this park may be small in size but it provides a variety of orienteering challenges due to shape and mixed terrain.

There is a permanent orienteering course here.

SMARTPHONE Courses available.

The permanent course consists of 18 controls and will take approximately an hour to complete.

Queen's Park - Vegetation cleared where practical. Of the 18 posts, 7 have 'evaporated into thin air due to 'work' by Land Services, Scottish Water & vandalism. These 'posts' shall be relocated to new permanent sites within the park. 11/18 - 61% in place. MapRunF courses available. Start to be relocated to Balvicar Drive Entrance for permanent course.

Park History:

Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and dedicated to the memory of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Stones at highest point are thought to be remnants of military encampment which featured in the Battle of Langside in the 16th century.

112 acres in area.

Pitch & putt and tennis are available.

Play areas and boating pond.

Restored glasshouses contain a multitude of plants and some animals,

including tortoise, skink and iguana!

Elevated mound and flagpole give extensive views across Glasgow.

Site of Scottish Poetry Rose Garden.