Springburn Park

Our review

Located to the north of Glasgow, Springburn Park is one of the largest parks in the area; offering stunning views alongside a pleasant mix of laid-to-lawn gardens and woodland areas.

A good size and an easy walk

Springburn Park is roughly a mile all the way around and as such ensures a nice long dog walk. While there are a few inclines, these aren’t particularly steep or challenging, so provided you’re of reasonable fitness, Springburn Park shouldn’t give you any major problems.

Lots to take in

Springburn Park, like many other Glasgow Parks, has a lot of interesting and attractive features. Once you’ve exhausted the walks around the Cockmuir Reservoirs, you may want to take some time to enjoy the tranquil Peace Garden, or explore down around the rockeries and the Balgray Fountain.

Even the derelict Winter Gardens are worth a look, provided you don’t go inside. An unfortunate accumulation of debris makes the Winter Gardens quite unsafe, so they are best appreciated from a distance.

Something for the kids

If you’re a family dog-walker you’ll probably appreciate the lovely, open play area – located next to Broomfield Road. You can feasibly take your dog into the play park, as it isn’t enclosed, but be mindful of other park users who may not be as dog-friendly as you are.


Springburn Park offers fabulous views out towards Ben Lomond and The Campsies. You'll get the best views between the entrance at Belmont Road and the Balgray Fountain.

Park run

If you like to run with your dog then you may be pleased to know that Springburn Park hosts a 5k Park Run every Saturday morning at 09:30. Dogs are welcome on the run, but they must be kept under control.

If you’re a regular dog walker then you may prefer to avoid the park at this time, as Park Run tends to attract upwards of 100 runners.

If you like Springburn Park then you may also like Tollcross Park, Alexandra Park, Kelvingrove Park, Bellahouston Park and Queens Park.