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Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

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Hazlehead Park is a large public park in the Hazlehead area of Aberdeen, Scotland. 180 hectares in size, it was opened to the public in 1920, having formerly been the estate of Hazlehead House, home of William Rose, shipbuilder.A large, heavily wooded park on the outskirts of the city, it is popular with walkers on the many tracks through forests; sports enthusiasts (particularly mountain bikers); naturalists; and picnickers. Horse riders from the nearby Hayfield horse centre ride on the tracks that snake through it.There are football pitches, two golf courses, a pitch and putt course and a horse-riding school. The park has a significant collection of sculpture by a range of artists, including the memorial to those who lost their lives in the Piper Alpha disaster. It also has heritage items which have been rescued from various places within the city, and it features Scotland's oldest maze, first planted in 1935. There is a cafe which will be reopening in summer 2012.In September 2007, Hazlehead Park was host to the Northsound Radio concert, Free 2007. It took place on Sunday 2 September 2007, and claims to be the biggest free outdoor event in Scotland.GolfThe park is most famous for its two 18 hole and its pitch and putt golf courses. The courses are public owned and there are no handicap or other restrictions for those who play on them.The "Number 1 course" was designed by Alistair MacKenzie, better known for designing the Augusta National.
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  • A large park with areas to suit most people --------- fun play area for younger children, with a wooden fort in addition to the usual play equipment; a maze, varied planting areas, a mini-zoo, space f...  more »
  • I got married at Hazlehead park cafe and it was brilliant. It’s a great space for a smallish wedding, beautiful surroundings, friendly staff, lovely food and an all round fantastic location for an eve...  more »
  • Whether it be the 9 hole pitch and putt, the local produce cafe, the expansive play park that used to get a visit every Saturday morning, the pitches for football or the MAZE- yes a maze. It’s a brill...  more »
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  • This is a really lovely and huge park. Great for exploring, taking the kids to play on the park, walking dogs, taking photos. They also do lots of fun events, the gin and beer festival was on when I visited. The cafe is really lovely. The staff work very hard. Though it can be a bit of a wait when busy, but it's worth it for the amazing food and cakes.
  • Beautiful park! Well maintained and plenty of open space and activities to keep the kids busy. The petting zoo is good too
  • Great space, small animal play area and great play areas for all ages. Newly reopened restaurant. Queue for ice cream was long and service ill organised but ice cream great when you finally get served. All in all good day out for families of all ages.
  • Beautiful and very mindful. A special place to come and just think. Wonderful play area for children and amazing cake in the cafe.
  • Great location to recharge your batteries... Good place for dog walkers, family leisure time and sports. Quite a number of concerts are taking place in this location. Cozy indoors and outdoors cafeteria. Children can find the pets corner for a small fee. Kids playground is full of various attractions to please the most picky one :)

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