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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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  • I have been there several times, spent a lot of beautiful moments which I will never forget. Good place for chill out walk with person that is important to you, enjoy the sun and relax.  more »
  • Always go here with my sledge when it snows, but it can be very busy. Good children’s facilities as well! Also a close by golf course!  more »
  • Not a bad park but sometimes it is prone to flooding and is difficult to walk through and has also some steep inclines which is difficult if you have any walking problems  more »
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  • 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. The new kids play area is a great addition!
  • Lovely park with great play areas for children. Lovely walled garden and petting zoo with adult keep fit section and huge pond. Ideal place for dog walking too.
  • Good children's play area following recent refurbishment. Some fitness equipment around park, boating pond, children's zoo. Quiet enough for peaceful wander. Seasonal activities and social events.
  • Very varied activities and much to do for all ages. Fabulous views, great for walking and running. Car park in the park and a popular cafe too.
  • 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

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