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Parks

BARSHAW PARK

Located in the East of the town, Barshaw Park is the largest of Paisley's parks. It boasts a brand new play area to replace the old swingpark which had been there for at least the last 40 years as well as a mini zoo and a pond. On dry days there are also pony rides and during the summer season crazy golf and a bouncy castle.

There is also an 18 hole public golf course attached to the park and a bowling green.

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BRODIE PARK

Brodie Park can be found in the south side of town. Bequeathed to the town by Robert Brodie a well to do banker, it features a childrens playpark and an 18 hole pitch-and-putt course. It also offers some pleasant walks through the park, with the opportunity to observe the squirrels that inhabit the many trees. It is also home to the Dooslan Stane -carved on the stone was the history of the stone - although this has largely been polished off.

The Dooslan Stane is thought to have been named after a Mr Dove who laid claim to the stone. Originally to be found at the corner of Neilston Road and Rowan Street the stone was the meeting place of the Weavers Union in the South of Paisley and was also used as a "soapbox". It was later moved to its present location in Brodie Park. Also seen in the photo are the four original Paisley Tolbooth stones. The Dooslan Stone is still used today as the meeting point for the annual Sma' Shots parade. A pub named after the stone traded for many years at the corner of Rowan Street until a fire just a few years ago led to its demise.

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FOUNTAIN GARDENS

The Fountain Gardens is Paisley's oldest public park. The park contains one of the finest statues of Robert Burns as well as a wonderfully ornate fountain. There is also a brand new childrens play area featuring the usual climbing frames etc

I have to confess that although having passed the Fountain Gardens many times I had never visited them until taking these photos. The sheer scale of the Burns Statue is quite overwhelming and Paisley should rightly be proud of the statue.

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FERGUSLIE GARDENS

Ferguslie Gardens can be found in the West of the Town. The park was the former gardens of the Coats family home which stood watch over the Ferguslie Mill. The house, which was demolished in 1982, had seen many famous showbiz and political guests over the years.

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Glennifer Braes Country Park

Set on the Glennifer Braes on the South side of Paisley the park offers country walking and stunning views of Paisley below. Sites to see include a Waterfall and Tannahills Well, erected by William Fulton, a local businessman and the original Fulton of the Glen,in memory of his boyhood friend.

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Parks Gallery Album

Barshaw Park

Secret Garden

Swans at Barshaw Park

Barshaw's Secret Garden

Barshaw Park

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Barshaw's Paisley Pattern

Pond at Barshaw Park

Barshaw in Autumn

Trees at Brodie Park

Dooslan Stane

Brodie Park

Park Keeper's Lodge Brodie Park

Brodie Park in the Autumn

Brodie Park

Durrockstock Dam

Swan at Durrockstock

Ferguslie Park Gardens

Ferguslie Park Pond

Fountain Gardens

Fountain & Burns Statue

Robert Burns Statue in Fountain Gardens

Fountain

Walrus in the Fountain

Walrus in the Fountain

Bleaching Dam - Glenfield

Glenfield Water System

Glenfield in the Snow

Glenfield Park

Robert Tannahill Well

Glenfield Bleaching Dam

Gleniffer Country Park in Winter

Linn Waterfall

View from Robertson Car Park

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Bonnie Wee Well

Gleniffer Braes

Gleniffer Braes

Gleniffer Braes

Gleniffer Braes

View from Robertson Car Park 1

View from Robertson Car Park 2

View from Robertson Car Park 3

Stanely Reservior

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