FESTIVAL PARK

WHERE IS IT: South West of the city centre, near Pacific Quay, home to the Glasgow Science Centre, BBC and STV

One of the remnants of the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988, which celebrated and promoted the fact that Glasgow had been chosen as European City of Culture in 1990.



The park itself is relatively small, featuring a small pond, a couple of picnic tables and a children’s play area amidst the trees and pathways. It does however, also feature a Peace Pole, carrying the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in English and three other languages. The Peace Pole Project was undertaken by The World Peace Prayer Society, and is one of over 100,000 spread over 180 countries, including Japan and Australia. As part of the on-going regeneration of the area, which included Pacific Quay, the park is due to be revitalised by Clyde Waterfront. It is their hope that with new housing and the addition of other entry points in and out, the park will be better used and enjoyed by more of Glasgow’s citizens.



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