Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre

Kelvingrove-Bowls.jpg Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls is located on either side of Kelvin Way in the West End of Glasgow, immediately adjacent to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Five bowling greens have been upgraded to international standard for use during the Games and beyond. Works included the complete reconstruction of greens and ditches, with new drainage and automated irrigation, together with the resurfacing of the footpaths throughout the venue.

The project also involved the refurbishment of the existing Tennis and Bowls Clubhouse for bowling to bring it up to modern day standards and improve facilities for dedicated and community users alike.

The final stage completed was the laying of the turf on to the newly constructed greens, which has been playable since the summer of 2012. The new bowling centre is amongst the finest in Scotland.

In line with the sustainability policies adopted for all Games projects, the current topsoil from the former Kelvingrove bowling greens has been re-cycled at two of Glasgow's municipal golf courses, Lethamhill and Ruchill.

After the Games, the venue will act as a city and regional training centre for both clubs and young players, stimulating increased participation. 

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