Rouken Glen Park

Our review

Rouken Glen Park is one of the largest and most interesting parks in East Renfrewshire. At first Rouken Glen gives the illusion of being rather pedestrian, with flat, neat paths and large open spaces, but the park soon turns into a heady oasis, complete with waterfalls, open fields, riverside pathways and curious wooded walks - all of which make for an inspiring dog walk.

A good size

Rouken Glen is a large park with expansive open spaces, so you’ll have no problems throwing a ball about for your dog and/or getting a good walk in.

Plenty of character

Rouken Glen has some beautiful little wooded pockets, complete with streams and waterfalls. So if you’re after something more than just a flat dog walk, Rouken Glen is for you.

Of course, if you’re more of an open spaces dog walker, then Rouken Glen is ideal for you too. The park has miles of flat, open parkland.

The Boathouse Cafe

Rouken Glen Park’s Boathouse Cafe went through quite a substantial refurbishment in 2013 and is now much classier than a typical kiss-me-quick park cafe.

Located next to Rouken Glen’s boating lake, the cafe boasts a good menu and a wide selection of cakes and pastries, as well as proper coffee. Dogs aren’t allowed inside, but drinks are available to go and seating is available outside, should you fancy a rest on a sunny day.

Play parks

Rouken Glen is ideal for families. There are several play parks, both of which are easily accessible from the park’s 2 car parks.

Families with teenagers might also be interested in the skate park, which is located close to the small car park.

Garden centre

You may want to have a quick look inside the garden centre while you’re at the park. Dogs aren’t allowed inside, but if you have 5 minutes it’s worth popping in and checking out their range of pet food and accessories.


While we’d recommend taking a trip down the riverside walks, there is a reasonable amount of litter, which prevents them from being as idyllic as they could be.

If you liked Rouken Glen Park then you may also like Victoria Park, Kings Park and Bellahouston Park.