Welcome To Friends of Queen’s Park
Friends of Queen’s Park Group was formed in 2013 with the aim of improving the standard of the historic Queen’s Park for the benefit of the wider community. In December 2015 it became a registered charity with the following aim– “The advancement of citizenship and community development by way of the provision and organisation of leisure and recreational facilities and activities in and around Queens Park Glasgow with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons and communities for whom the activities are primarily intended“.
The Aim of Friends of Queen’s Park
- To prevent further deterioration of this Paxton designed park created in 1857 and named in the memory of Mary Queen of Scots and the famous Battle of Langside.
- To maximise community engagement and involvement in the park and its use and development.
- To protect Queens Park as the Glasgow’s third oldest park, and the oldest on the South Side, for future generations.
- To improve the extensive views from the highest point in the park across the city to the Campsie Fells and Ben Lomond.
- To ensure that the 60 hectare (148 acres) park provides a high quality of facilities for the community of all ages and needs.
- To reverse the significant deterioration of the park from discriminate reduction in resources that has taken place in recent years by the parks owners.
- To ensure a fair allocation of funding from Glasgow City Council who own the park and to secure City Park status, such as is currently enjoyed by The Botanics, Bellahouston and Kelvingrove but not Queen’s Park.
This is an extract from Glasgow City Council’s Management Plan for Queen’s Park:
“Queen’s Park Vision – To ensure Queen’s Park continues to provide high quality facilities that meet the recreation, leisure, education, environmental and cultural needs of the community whilst protecting the historic and natural landscape character of the park, and at the same time contribute significantly to the economic and environmental regeneration of the city.”