Glasgow Green

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Terrain

  • Mainly flat, open spaces
  • Riverside walks along the Clyde – these can be ruined by the overpowering smell of hops from the brewery

 

Facilities

  • Lots of free parking, accessed from Arcadia Street
  • Pay and display parking is also available on Greendyke Street
  • Toilets are available in the People’s Palace and also the dog-friendly West Bar

 

Points of Interest

  • The People’s Palace social history museum and winter garden
  • The Gorbals Leisure Centre - Reached by crossing the bridge at the bottom of Glasgow Green (Saltmarket)
  • Bike hire - Close to the parking at Greendyke Street; read more about it here
  • The Doulton Fountain
  • Nelson’s Monument
  • McLennan Arch
  • St. Andrew's suspension bridge
  • The Old Templeton Carpet Factory – You can’t go inside, but the building's stunning architecture is worth a look. This is also where the West Bar is located.

 

Hazards

  • Glasgow Green attracts a lot of people on a sunny day
  • There's a reasonable amount of rubbish, probably due to through-traffic

 

Travel Information

  • Drive - Free parking is available within Glasgow Green. Parking areas can be accessed from Arcadia Street. Pay and display parking is also available on Greendyke Street.
  • Walk – Access the park from Saltmarket, Arcadia Street, Templeton Street & Greendyke Street and King’s Drive.
  • Rail – A regular rail service is available from Glasgow Central to Bridgeton Station, which is roughly five minutes’ walk away. Take a left out of Bridgeton Station onto London Road and carry on up to the crossroads. Take a left at the crossroads onto Arcadia Street. Glasgow Green is a short walk down Arcadia Street and is clearly visible on the right.

Before travelling by train, it’d be worth having a quick read of National Rail’s policy on travelling with animals.

Please note that buses are not obliged to accept non-service dogs. For that reason we haven’t included bus routes.

Our review

Glasgow Green is one of the largest parks in East Glasgow and is easily accessible both on foot and by car.

At first glance Glasgow Green doesn’t look all that inspiring: it’s almost completely flat and it doesn’t have any woodland. But what Glasgow Green lacks in character it makes up for with well-laid paths and large open spaces – ideal for long dog walks and ball games. 

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