Richmond Park

Richmond Park is directly connected to Glasgow Green and the City Centre by a footbridge over the River Clyde. It is a high quality landscape resource in need of refurbishment, including its ponds, the Polmadie Burn and the edge to the River Clyde. The Park forms an integral part of the Oatlands Regeneration Area.

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  • Aerial view of the Richmond Park on the south of the river

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Park improvements include:

  • Footpath improvements along the riverfront
  • Better access to the Clyde riverfront - there may be potential to provide wooden boat moorings
  • Repainting and lighting the pedestrian Polmadie Bridge across the Clyde
  • Opening up the Polmadie Burn which runs through the park
  • Additional allotments/community garden for the Oatlands neighbourhood
  • Upgrading of a sports pitch and changing rooms
  • Developing a western extension tot he park, including play areas.

This project is part of the Clyde Waterfront Green Network

Project History
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  • Aerial view of the Richmond Park on the south of the river
  • Aerial view of the Richmond Park on the south of the river
  • Aerial view of the Richmond Park on the south of the river


Glasgow City Centre, Gorbals


The regeneration of Oatlands has presented a golden opportunity to comprehensively upgrade the park and around £2 million has been allocated to upgrade the recreational provision, landscape framework and appearance of Richmond Park. A full-size football pitch, a multi-purpose games court and a range of children's play facilities will be provided, including two pre-school play areas, an adventure playground and possibly, subject to community agreement, a 'wheels sport area' for skateboarding. New flower beds will be laid out, footpaths will be upgraded, new park railings with a distinctive design will be provided, and the appearance of the pond will be improved, further enhanced by a new fountain or water feature.

Glasgow City Council has replaced and reopened the footbridge over the mouth of the Polmadie or Jenny's Burn during 2010, and reopened the stretch of riverside walkway in both directions, westwards to Waterside Street, Hutchesontown and eastwards to Rutherglen Bridge, in June 2011. Bett Homes implemented the central part in front of the flats at Haughview Terrace, and the works at either end were carried out by the Council with DRS Greenspace Programme funding of £140,000.

Bett Homes has since provided new metal fencing to the Provost Way frontage of Richmond Park, and completed a footpath link though the area of parkland by the Polmadie Burn, following clearance of overgrown vegetation by the Community Reparation Service. The Trust then planted a small community orchard and sown wildflower seeds on the remainder of the prepared ground by Bett Homes, prior to re-adoption for Council maintenance.



Current status:

Redevelopment of the park is continuing.


2010 - 2014