Facilities within Queen’s Park

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

The Glasshouses

The glasshouse complex is situated about 200metres from the Langside Road entrance and provides a café and seating area, a children’s soft play area, a pond with Koi carp and other fish, a botanical garden and an outside garden with seating that is a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy your refreshments on a nice day.

Wildlife Pond

The pond is situated near the Pollokshields Road entrance and is the home to varied wildlife including moor hens, mallard and swans .

Boating Pond

This is situated near the Pollokshields Road entrance and next to the wildlife pond.  It is no longer a boating pond but is the home to many birds as well as being a pleasant place to just sit and enjoy the locality.

Football pitch

This is accessible from the Victoria Road entrance and is free to use and open to all although it can flood following periods of wet weather.


There is a Pitch-n-putt area close to the Langside Road entrance of the park which is free to use.   Bring your own clubs and balls.


At the top of the hill close to the flagpole is an interesting area of allotments, where the allotment holders are frequently happy to show visitors around their plots.

Queen’s Park arena

This is accessed from the Victoria Road entrance. The arena was the old bandstand that has recently been refurbished and is operating as an events platform for local artists.

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Tennis courts

These are accessible from the Victoria Road entrance and the 4 tennis courts can be hired.  Contact details are at


Flagpole and viewing platform

Climb up to the flagpole for some of the best views on the Southside – the Clyde Valley through to The Trossachs via Dumgoyne on a fine day.

Children’s play areas

There are two children’s play areas, one at the Pollokshields Road entrance, and the other close to the Langside Road entrance.

Poets’ garden

This is a rose garden with memorial sculptures and mention of many Scottish poets from the 1400s through to the modern day.

Paths and walkways

The park provides an extensive range of walks many giving impressive views of Glasgow