Sandra White MSP has welcomed news that a number of Glasgow’s famous parks have been shortlisted in the running for the Fields in Trust Best Park Award 2017.
Recognising the placement of the Necropolis, Hayburn Park, Kelvingrove Park, and the Children’s Wood in the top contenders list, Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin said:
“I am pleased to see so many of Glasgow’s wonderful green spaces recognised in these national parks awards. These parks are a point of pride for the city, enjoyed by generations, and contribute significantly to our wellbeing an environment.”
“I welcome the Fields in Trust’s ongoing efforts to champion and protect our parks and green spaces, and therefore encourage everyone to take part in the voting for the country’s best park”.
Vote for Glasgow Kelvin’s top parks here:
Glasgow Necropolis, G4 0UZ
“Originally called Fir Park then The Merchants Park before becoming a Victorian cemetery, the burial place of those that made Glasgow the Second City of the Empire. Situated on a hill above Glasgow Cathedral it is a 37 acres/15 hectare wildlife haven and very popular place to walk.”
Hayburn Park, G11 5AX
“A much loved local park. Small but perfectly formed. A small and dedicated team of volunteers helps maintain and improve it and bring the community together with events. Enjoyed by all ages, the park is an oasis of green in the midst of narrow streets and winding lanes. A gem.”
Kelvingrove Park, G3 6BY
“There are two children’s play areas, a skate park, a pond, an outdoor gym, bowling greens, tennis courts, an Art Gallery & Museum, a University, two cafes, a bar, the river Kelvin, an amphitheatre, a fountain, monuments, flora, a Green Flag, a tree lined thoroughfare & a permanent, long standing Circus.”
The Children’s Wood, G20 8PR
“An amazing outdoor space in a rural area that gives children of all ages experiences they would otherwise miss out on.”
Motion to the Scottish Parliament:
Motion Number: S5M-08520
Lodged By: Sandra White
Date Lodged: 30/10/2017
Title: Glasgow Parks Shortlisted for National Award
That the Parliament welcomes the nomination of the Glasgow Necropolis, Hayburn Park, Kelvingrove Park and the Children’s Wood for the Fields in Trust Best Park Award 2017; understands that Fields in Trust aims to protect and champion parks and green spaces for communities to enjoy, and has protected over 2,700 sites; notes that the award gives the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite local green space and that the top park in each of Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland will be shortlisted for the main award, and values the recognition and support of Glasgow’s green spaces and great parks.