Ruchill Park (approximately 53 Acres) provides a recreational space for local students who reside at the local halls of residence, dog walkers, joggers, orienteering enthusiasts as well as people who just like to visit and take in the stunning views that can be had from the park's many vantage points.
Where is it?
What can I do there?
The park has a wide variety of facilities to suit all age groups.
Jogging trails - the extensive grounds attract many joggers and athletes. The park offers several miles of level stretches combined with fierce inclines if required. This combination attracts both individual runners and club runners - most notably Maryhill Harriers and Shettleston Harriers. Several football clubs - professional amateur and junior - hold their pre-season training sessions in the park.
Play areas - the park has at present three play areas. One at the entrance at Bilsland Drive, another located adjacent to the flagpole and the third at the top of the park, overlooking Firhill Park the home of the world famous Partick Thistle.
Flowers - the park has many rose and flower beds throughout. There are also many seats with litter bins nearby where you can rest and take in the wonderful views of the park and it surroundings.
Conservation - there are a number of conservation areas located throughout the park - these contain various wildlife. The deciduous woodland supports a wide range of common woodland birds including blackbird, long-tailed tit, and wren. Tree creepers can sometimes be seen climbing spirally up the tree trunks to feed on insects and spiders.