Welcome To Friends of Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park is enjoyed for both its natural beauty and history. It has some impressive credentials! It is the site of the legendary Battle of Langside, the location of the Scottish Poetry Rose Garden, and home to Britain’s smallest bird, the goldcrest.

Officially opened in September 1862, Queen’s Park was designed by renowned Victorian landscape architect Sir Joseph Paxton and encompasses ancient hilltop earthworks, two wildlife ponds, woodland walks, sports and fitness facilities and a flagpole viewpoint with stunning vistas across the city to the hills beyond. Just three miles from the city centre! Come and explore!


The Aim of Friends of Queen’s Park

The Friends of Queen’s Park (FoQP) is an independent non-profit group of local volunteers. We formed in 2013 – obtaining charitable status in 2015 – so local users could come together to champion the park, its heritage, its wildlife and their habitats and campaign on issues affecting the park when required. FoQP organises a range of voluntary activities in the park to encourage and raise community engagement, awareness and enrichment.

Glasgow City Council (GCC), the owner of Queen’s Park do not fund FoQP, but we do receive their support given our activities align with and meet Council policies for green spaces and community initiatives. We liaise with GCC in order to operate within the park, but our activities and programme are entirely independent from those of GCC. The members of FoQP’s organising committee are always invited to be a voice for Queen’s Park on community consultations and we use our energies to ensure news of public consultations and other events effecting the park reach the broadest community.

You can download The Council’s current action plan for Queen’s Park.