Strathaven Park is a traditional Edwardian public park, facilities at the park include a boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts, a café (seasonal) the highlight attraction, the miniature railway.
Strathaven Park is a beautifully peaceful area in the busy market town. It actually comprises two small Parks which are joined; the John Hastie Park which stretches from the town towards the bowling and putting greens and including two football pitches and tennis courts.
The George Allan Park has a boating pond, a miniature railway, which was laid out by the Strathaven Model Railway Society in 1949, and an ornate cast- iron bandstand installed in 1902.
John Hastie was a local grocer and in his will he left money to create the small park which bears his name as well as a museum for the people of Strathaven. George Allan was only 13 when he died and his father, the Reverend James Allan, gave a large amount to allow the building of a park to commemorate his son.
There are lots of open spaces and lovely flower beds and the Powmillon burn flows on its way through the town to meet the River Avon.
The Park is a worthwhile place to visit, and through the summer you can enjoy boating on the pond, a railway journey and lots of fun on the putting green and plenty of space to relax and appreciate the open space. In every season of the year you can visit for a healthy walk along the riverside. Car parking is ample and is mainly concentrated at the north end of the George Allan Park and limited parking can be had off the main road opposite the Ballgreen Hall.
Activities and facilities that are available during the season are:
The miniature railway is a voluntary run attraction which operates during the season. The train will run during weekend's public holidays and throughout the week weather depending.
Boating pond - kayaks, pedalo's and rowing boats
Two bowling greens
Children's play areas
For more information please contact:
Strathaven Park 01357 521995 (April - September)
Torrance House 01355 233451 (anytime)