Victoria Park

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Terrain

  • Flat with open spaces
  • Mainly well-maintained paths and flowerbeds
  • Some wasteland on the approach into the park
  • One large and one small pond

Facilities

  • There's no official car park, but there are plenty of spaces along Victoria Park Drive
  • Public toilets are located at: the West of the Boating Pond and the Bowling Pavilion

Points of Interest

  • A pond with two small islands  
  • Two curling rinks, both beside the arboretum
  • A four-dial miniature lamp post Clock Tower, donated by Gordon Oswald in 1888
  • A model yachting pond
  • Children's play areas
  • Bowling greens
  • Tennis courts

Hazards

  • Be mindful of families with small children
  • The roads that border Victoria Park can be quite busy, so be mindful of this if you have a flighty dog
  • The approach into Victoria Park is often filthy with litter - a shame when you consider how lovely the main park is

Travel Information

  • Drive – Roadside parking is available on Victoria Park Drive North
  • Walk – You can enter the park from Victoria Park Drive North.
  • Rail – The nearest railway station is at Jordanhill. Trains run frequently from Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street to Jordanhill. Turn left out of the station onto Ashwood Gardens and then left onto Crow Road. Cross over Crow Road at the junction with Beechwood Drive, onto Abbey Drive. Carry on down Abbey Drive and turn left onto Airthray Avenue. Continue down here until you reach Victoria Park Drive North. Victoria Park is directly opposite.

Before travelling by train, have a quick read of National Rail’s policy on travelling with animals.

Our review

Located in the Scotstoun district of Glasgow, Victoria Park is arguably one of the most attractive parks in the West End.

Victoria Park offers a flat and relatively peaceful dog walk at most times of the day and it's relatively dog-friendly.

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