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VP_gatesThere’s a whole host of activities planned for Victoria Park, many of them involving the Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) group.

Further volunteer days are still to be announced where you can come along and help make the park enjoyable for all by helping with clean ups, bulb planting, etc!

Tue 12 JuneActive Seniors Day in the park – lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Tue 12 to Sun 17 JuneZippos Circus is due to return to the park for several performances daily.

Sun 24 June 2pmFlower Power Demo – appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP KEEP THE FLOWER DISPLAYS.

6 July – 15 JulyFriendsfest – based on the popular TV series takes place on the rugby pitches.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September at 2pm each day, FoVP will lead informative walks around the park as part of Doors Open Day.

Sunday 11 November at 2pm – FoVP Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

If you are interested in what has been happening with the park over the last couple of years, check out the Victoria Park update report, and the Victoria Park timeline 1885-2018 makes for a very interesting read.
Regular events in the park are listed below.

New restored gatesGuided tours will be taking place in Victoria Park on Sunday 20 September as part of Doors Open Day. Members of the Friends of Victoria Park will lead the 90 minute walks leaving the Jubilee Gates on Victoria Park Drive North at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. The final stop on each tour will be the old curling club where tea and biscuits will be available. All welcome.

Come and discover with local guides the past present and future of Victoria Park.  This walk should appeal to all, young and old, residents far and wide as there is so much to learn about the Park .  This walk  starts at the Jubilee Gates which commemorate the Queen’s  jubilee and opening of the Park in 1887.   That  provides an opportunity to learn more about those Victorians who gifted the land that forms the Park and the importance of the Park as one of Glasgow’s green spaces.  The walk will pause at the SS Daphne memorial remembering the 124 dead stressing the importance of shipbuilding to the communities served by the Park.

This weekend sees Glasgow take part in Doors Open Day

Doors Open Days give you free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland.  Every weekend in September you can explore places that are normally closed to the public.  Some open up once a year, some just once in a lifetime…

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September hundreds of buildings across Glasgow will open up to the public for free! Some of the places you can visit in the West of the City are:

There is also a Heritage Event about Gartnavel Royal Hosiptal Chapel on Friday 16th September at the Glasgow School of Art.

The number of venues participating in the event in the South and the East of the city have increased significantly over the last couple of years – so what about way out West? What are the places and buildings that people feel should be part of this fantastic celebration of Glasgow’s built heritage?

You can see the full listing of events in the West of Glasgow here and you can find out more on the Glasgow Doors Open Day website and the Scotland wide Doors Open Day website

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