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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.

Where is it?

What can I do there?

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.

  • Old Stable Courtyard and Sawmill.
  • Heavy horses.
  • Walled gardens.
  • Play park.
  • Countryside Ranger Centre.
  • Wildlife garden.
  • Woodland walks.
  • Orienteering course. Maps can be purchased on site from the Manager's Office, Knowehead - 100m west of entrance to the Burrell.
  • Highland cattle.
  • Riverside walks.
  • Picnic areas.

Also within the parks grounds you can find

  • Burrell Collection - Please note the Burrell Collection is currently closed for refurbishment.
  • Pollok House:
    • Note. Restaurant facilities are available at both the Burrell Collection and at Pollok House.
  • Public toilets:
    • Old Stable Courtyard.
    • Burrell Collection.

When is it open?

The park is open at all times, however the specific facilities within the park are subject to opening times.

Transforming Pollok Country Park

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:

  • Improve orientation of attractions within the park and the park within the city
  • Increase usage by communities surrounding the park and remove barriers to access
  • Improve access
  • Support an integrated day out in the park offer
  • Improve the management and care of the park's heritage assets

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 pdf icon 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.

 

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