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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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  • Situated in the centre of Hazlehead Park the cafe has a main cafe open for park visitors and a couple of private function rooms. A lovely surrounding with a beautifully decorated room for a themed fun...  more »
  • Great day for all the family , great play areas for all the kids plenty grass for them to burn off some of their excess energy . You can go into the maze ,visit the Rose garden and the Piper Alpha mem...  more »
  • Hazlehead Park is one of the most beautiful and extensive, city parks I have ever visited. I lived in Aberdeen as a teenager, and visited my parents there for over forty years, and have spent many hap...  more »
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  • It's free and the kids love it! Only real quibble might be better signage of the public toilets? But being picky. Well done Aberdeen Counsel
  • My family and I enjoyed the maze and my daughter loved the petting zoo. For £3 you get to see lamas, a python, a tortoise and a cool donkey.
  • Beautifully kept gardens and walk ways the café is a little pricey but bring along a picnic and enjoy the gardens. Play park for the kids is huge and good fun for a range of ages
  • Good in parts. Tends to be better at new features less good at maintaining existing ones. Good sports, cafe, gardens, play areas, woodland, golf course.
  • A beautiful place to relax. It is perfect for Pokemon go as there are lots of stops.