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Barshaw Park, Paisley

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Barshaw Park is in Paisley, Scotland. It has 55 acres of recreational parkland and garden areas which are open to the public.HistoryIn the early 20th century, the local council of Paisley was looking to create a public recreation area. A wealthy local family, the Arthurs, sold 55 acres of land to Paisley Burgh Council (now Renfrewshire Council) in 1911. Ground works were carried out at the site and the park opened on 15 June 1912.Barshaw House was included with the sale of the land. It is a mansion situated within the park and was the home of the Arthurs. The building over the years has been a private house, military hospital, care home and now luxury flats.AmenitiesThe park offers various amenities and activities for the general public. These include a boating pond, walled garden, bmx track, miniature railway, swing parks, municipal golf course and a small animal enclosure. Special events like funfair day and open gala days are hosted at the park.
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  • Very well looked after council park. Needs more walker's to pick up after them, and more people to realise the cuts being made by Scottish government are unjustified.  more »
  • have to watch what I say as I actually worked here for a while! Certainly a nice park for families, but could do with more swings, etc . for the kids, as on sunny days these are quickly taken. But mos...  more »
  • Well the farce continues most of the park is closed off for so called upgrading . Yeah right how long does it take to lay some tar and fix the pond . This is getting to taking the p . It's spoiling th...  more »
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  • It's a nice park but there is a lot of building work going on just now so you can't really move around as freely as usual. There's a kids playpark, a duckpond and an animal corner as well as a bouncy castle, slides and various other kids apparatus scattered around. A good place to take the kids, would be amazing if there were boats on the pond tho!! I take my son here quite often
  • Barshaw is a great park, plenty of parking and easy to get to via bus or cycle. Good area for waking, pond and play area for kids. Park is well maintained for sitting on the grass on a nice day.
  • Very pleasant park to take your kids or maybe walk your dog. The pond is nice specially on a sunny day when you can feed the swans
  • Great park with lots of resources, golf course, children's play area, exercise stations, large pond and lots other positive things too. It's well used and has a good feel about it.
  • Beautiful park. Great for dogs and children. Long awaited paths being put down. Once these are finished it will be lovely.

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