Queen’s Park boasts a wide range of facilities many of which are free to the public.  These include:

The Glasshouses

The Glasshouses were built in 1905 and are situated near the Battlefield Monument/Langside Road entrances. The iconic dome has been temporarily removed for restoration, and the only area currently accessible to the public are the toilets, together with the well-tended Glasshouse Gardens, a year-round suntrap with benches and picnic tables. The Gardens and Toilets are open Saturday to Thursday 10am to 3.30pm, and 10am to 3pm on Fridays. Dogs are allowed in the Gardens, but assistance dogs only in the toilet area.

Wildlife Ponds

Queen’s Park has two wildfowl ponds, situated close together near the Pollokshaws Road entrances. The small nature pond provides sanctuary for bird life, particularly in the breeding season, and the large pond (nearest the Pollokshields Rd entrance) boasts Three Right Angles Horizontal at its centre, a kinetic sculpture by the internationally renowned American-born artist George Rickey.

Multi Use Games Area

This specially designed area near the main gates on Victoria Road is free to use and perfect for five-a-side football, netball, basketball etc.


Situated on the hill below the Park Offices & Depot. Bring your own clubs and balls.

The Allotments

The Queen’s Park Allotments were founded in 1917 during WW1, and there are currently 73 plots situated near the Flagpole. There is a considerable waiting list for allotments, but more information is available from the Secretary at allotmentsatqueenspark@gmail.com

The Arena

The Arena is easily accessed from the main gates on Victoria Road and is a unique outdoor music, performance and cinema venue, hosting a huge variety of events throughout the spring and summer months. Information on forthcoming events at https://qpa.inhouse.scot

Tennis courts

The Queen’s Park Community Tennis Club is open daily, 9am to 10pm, with a full programme for adults and juniors. There are five courts and new players are always welcome. More info at https://queensparkctc.org

The Flagpole and Memorial Tree

The Flagpole marks one of the highest points on Glasgow’s South Side and is the venue for New Year fireworks and other unofficial celebrations.

The view of the city from the flagpole viewing point is spectacular, the vista stretches from the Lowlands to the Highlands – on a clear day you can see Ben More and Stobinian in the far distance, beyond the Campsie Fells. The horizon to the South is dominated by Whitelee, the UK’s largest onshore windfarm with 215 turbines.

A small Weeping Cedar tree, planted near the Flagpole in 2016, commemorates the many refugees who have made Glasgow their home over the years, and in particular the Belgians who sought shelter here during WW1.

Children’s play areas

There are two play areas in the park – a special facility for toddlers at the top of the park near the Flagpole, and a space for older children beside the Balvicar Street/Pollokshaws Road junction.

The Scottish Poetry Rose Garden

From Robert Burns and James Hogg to Hugh McDiarmid and Marion Angus – fifteen of Scotland’s poets are commemorated on a series of plaques and memorials in a garden setting, established to celebrate the 2003 World Rose Convention, hosted by Glasgow. The Friends of Queen’s Park volunteers are currently replacing many of the original rosebushes and upgrading the area, which is used as a venue for poetry readings.