Pollok Country Park
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The Burrell Collection is set within Pollok Country Park - the largest park and only Country Park within the City. The park is rich in rural history, formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate including Pollok House, the ancestral home of the Maxwell Family.
The park is an important part of the city's green belt and its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife. It is also well-known for its walled garden, boasting a collection of over 1,000 species of Rhododendron and the Pollok Park Beech tree, estimated to be 250 years old. It boasts numerous woodland and riverside walks, an orienteering course, play-park, wildlife garden and the much-loved Highland cows.
Running alongside the Burrell’s renaissance is the Pollok Country Park Transformation Project, whereby Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life aim to develop and celebrate the vibrant southside of the city as a place where the people of Glasgow and its visitors can experience and enjoy heritage, culture, activities and sport.
The project proposals will bring improved access from the city and within the park itself, including improved orientation between the park attractions. The aim is to establish the park as a wonderful day out for locals and visitors alike and ultimately create an accessible and enjoyable space for everyone, with the Burrell Collection at its heart.
In advance of the Burrell reopening in Spring 2021, the project proposals also involve promoting public transport and pedestrian links, modifying private car access and parking within the park and improving connectivity to local areas.
Since November 2018, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life have been consulting with a range of stakeholders including the public about these proposals. Recent consultation has focused on gathering views of the community to inform the proposals and the submission of a planning application in early 2020.
Tuesday 4 February 2020, 6.30-7.45pm
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.