Rouken Glen Park

Parks & Gardens

Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, G46 7UG

    Rouken Glen Park, at 143 acres, is one of the largest parks in Scotland and in the top 10 most visited.

    It has been a major attraction for over 100 years due to its outstanding woodland paths, dramatic waterfalls, rolling parkland, pond and picturesque walled garden.  It is also one of the most important geological sites in Scotland and part of the glen is designated a site of special scientific interest because it contains the only surviving exposures of the fossil-rich orchard beds in the Glasgow basin, around 325 million years old.

    Rouken Glen Park is home to a number of interesting places and businesses including:

    • Children's play area
    • Skate park
    • Outdoor gym
    • Glen walk
    • Walled formal garden
    • Picnic facilities
    • Cafes and restaurants
    • Art gallery
    • Garden centre
    • 5-a-side football complex
    • Vetinerary
    • Youth horticulture training facility

    The park has an outstanding Rangers' Service who can provide advice and assistance to everyone using the park.  They are based at the Pavilion visitor centre and have a programme of acitivities for local groups and schools.  The Rangers can also advise on volunteering activities within the park.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Open 24 hours

    Pavilion Open: 9 am to 5 pm

    Walled Garden Open: 10 am to 4 pm

    Cafe (by pond) Open: 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days

    Coffee Shop (in Garden Centre) Open: 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days

    Art Gallery Open: Sun, Mon, Thur and Fri, 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Sat 11.30 am to 5.30 pm


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Park and Ride


    • City Location

    Road Directions

    Junction 3 of M77

    A727 Paisley to East Kilbride

    Public Transport Directions

    Buses: 38, 38A-E First, 395, 396 Henderson, 374 Colchri on Rouken Glen Road

    Buses: 4 First, 4 Stagecoach on Ayr Road

    Train: Whitecraigs Station on Glasgow Central to Neilston line

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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