The park is Glasgow's largest park and the only Country Park within Glasgow. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife.
The park is rich in rural history formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate and ancestral home to the Maxwell Family. The park is also home to the world famous Burrell Collection.
Pollok Country Park has been successful in achieving a Green Flag Award in 2016. This has been retained every year since 2012. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for quality parks and green spaces.
Please note: The main archway entrance to the Courtyard at Pollok Country Park is currently closed to pedestrian and vehicle access. Those approaching by vehicle should now park in the Riverside car park and make their way to the courtyard from there. Signage will be put in place to identify the alternative pedestrian route into the courtyard itself- we regret that this route is not fully accessible due to uneven surfacing.
The park ranger service is on hand to assist the public and ensure a safe enjoyable visit and is patrolled regularly both on foot and using mobile patrols.
Also within the parks grounds you can find
The park is open at all times, however the specific facilities within the park are subject to opening times.
This project aims to transform the park from an asset rich but under utilised historic park into a world class civic destination that is enjoyed more and more often by its citizens and visitors to the city.
The objectives of the project are to:
At present, work is being done to improve access to and within the park and enhance the overall user experience in advance of the Burrell Collection re-opening after its refurbishment in early 2021.
Since November 2018, we have been engaging with stakeholders including the public about the emerging proposals to improve access to and around the park. These proposals involve improving accessibility, promoting public transport and pedestrian links, modifying private car access and vehicular routes within the park, and improving connectivity to local areas.
A consultation event was held at Pollokshaws Library on the 10 September from 12 noon - 8pm and the information boards from this event are available here [1Mb].
If you have any questions or would like to find out more information, please get in touch at PollokCountryParkTransformation@glasgowlife.org.uk.
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 6.30 pm until 7.45 pm
Venue: Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Pollokshaws Road, G43 1NE
Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life are holding a public meeting on the access proposals as part of the Transforming Pollok Country Park project.
The purpose of the meeting is to share the proposals, summarise recent changes following feedback from the previous consultations and outline current progress, ahead of the formal planning submission later in February.
The meeting will include a presentation for up to 45 minutes and up to 30 minutes for questions and anyone interested in hearing more about the proposals is invited to come along.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to find out more, please email the project team at PollokCountryParkTransformation@glasgowlife.org.uk.