Cowan Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Cowan Park
A beautiful public park located on Darnley Road a half-mile east of Barrhead in East Renfrewshire. The park includes playing fields, tennis courts and a children's play area. A war memorial was unveiled in 1922. The area now occupied by the playing fields served as Barrhead Aerodrome between 1909-11. The avenue of lime trees near the bandstand was the gift of Provost Andrew Shanks to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
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Dams to Darnley Country Park
1.79km from Cowan Park
Dams to Darnley Country Park is a green oasis in the southside of Glasgow. Stretching from the busy M77 motorway and the suburban town of Barrhead, Dams to Darnley offers a variety of landscapes and trails for a walk in Glasgow. it is one of the newest country parks in Scotland.
1.86km from Cowan Park
A beautiful location for a holiday with your loved ones. The reservoir is set within the expansive Dams to Darnley Country Park where there's 1350 acres to explore with wetland, burn, woodland, grassland and scrub. This natures treat will rejvinate your mind and body and will give you a chance to get close to the nature.
Ryat Linn Reservoir
1.89km from Cowan Park
This reservoir was built in 1847-8 under the powers of the 1846 Act. The reservoir covers 8.5 hectares and can hold 12 upto million cubic feet of water. One of the iconic location which offers you a scenic view of the nature.
Duncarnock Fort (The Craigie)
3.22km from Cowan Park
Duncarnock Fort (known locally as The Craigie) is a 204 m high craggy hill on the banks of Glanderston Dam. There was an iron age fort on the summit, and at present, visitors could enjoy panoramic views over greater Glasgow from the summit. Since 1981 Duncarnock Fort has been classified as a Scheduled Monument in the Scottish Monument Lists.
3.94km from Cowan Park
Crookston Castle is the only surviving medieval castle in Glasgow. This ruined castle was built around 1400 A.D, by the Stewarts of Darnley and it is located on a hill overlooking the small river "Lavern Water". The castle is surrounded by a defensice ring-ditch.
4.57km from Cowan Park
Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Stirling Maxwell family. It houses a large private collection of Spanish paintings, glass, silverware, porcelain and antique furnitures. The garden of the house has a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons. The garden also contain a Beech tree which is thought to be 250 years old.
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East Renfrewshire Council
East Renfrewshire is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. Until 1975, it formed part of the county of Renfrewshire for local government purposes along with the modern council areas of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde. Although no longer a local authority area, Renfrewshire still remains the registration county and lieutenancy area of East Renfrewshire.