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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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  • Always loved this park, another favourite of mine. Really a place for all ages. Outdoor area for kids is great. Rose garden is lovely to walk around, sculptures that are poignant and relative to the area. Cafe is nice, great choice, though on busy days hard to get a seat and it can be a wait to get an order in or food. It's a popular venue. They have a larger room for functions. I haven't used it myself, but I believe it is very good.
  • Brilliant place for a coffee and plenty of space. Good place for socialising your dog. Very clean.
  • A lovely coffee shop on the garden grounds! Very busy. Coffees and scones were great. Very attentive staff!!
  • Fantastic park on the outskirts of the city in Hazelhead. This park hosts superb floral arrangements and modern art, including events organised by local clubs and schools. Spacious fields and playparks ensure enjoyment for children. The maze is looking a little run down and needs attention.
  • Beautiful park with lots to inspire and upkeep you occupied. Loved the maze and the pet centre - mini zoo.
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