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Barshaw Park, Paisley

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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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  • Scenic and clean this local park is excellent for a relaxing afternoon. Very accessable from town centre and lots of family things to keep kids occupied during Paisley fair. Local Festivities. Somewhe...  read more »
  • Its a lovely park for all ages and lots to do. I knocked it down a point because the cafe is expensive. 
  • Great for families with young children. There is a separate area for older kids with bicycles and skate boards. There is also a boating pond and extensive pathways and grassy areas. 
  • Barshaw park is a good park all you would want cafe(a bit high in price) basketball court, plenty of grass, children's play park even a mbt/bmx cycling course (in desperate need of fixture) and a recently added outdoor gym pluse the pond as well as a mini zoo. A good day out
  • Great place to take kids or just for a walk around the park
  • Park was ok, but cafe was shut and no toilet facilities
  • Really good walk especially with the little one!
  • Barshaw is a lovely park to spend a few sunny hours in, unfortunately the parks department has decided to abandon the walled garden and the animals in the nature area are diminishing rapidly. Let's hope Renfrewshire council acts quickly to stop the rot before we lose another great asset to the town
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