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Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

(4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The park is looking really sad and neglected. Large areas are " under repair" but with no sign of any work being carried out. Vehicles have been driven across grassy areas. Crocuses emerging through m...  more »
  • The Park is a good size for a walk around and houses the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden which is beautifully kept. The Maze is good fun, and one day we will be able to play crazy golf here! I've yet to s...  more »
  • good facilities with lots of swing and play equipment, nicely kept grounds and you can get a coffee from the cafe although its pretty busy. The petting zoo is alright too and opens again in March 2017...  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.