park of over 180 hectares, which was originally part of the Freedom Lands
granted to the City in 1319. The land fell into private ownership but
was bought back by the Council in 1920. This park is on the outskirts of
Aberdeen and is heavily wooded. It is popular with sports enthusiasts, walkers,
naturalists and picnickers. Around the park are football pitches, a golf course,
pitch and putt course and woods for walking. The park itself has rose gardens,
azalea & rhododendron borders, heather beds, a children's play area and a pets’
corner. The park has a significant collection of sculpture by a range of artists
and heritage items which have been rescued from various places within the city.
and forested, located on the outskirts of the City. There are 2 golf courses, a
pitch and putt course and a horse riding school.
There is so much to do in
for people of all ages. Hazlehead Park boasts
Scotland's 1st maze
which was opened in
and created by Lord Provost
Sir Henry Alexander.
Pets Corner can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Animals that live happily
here include donkeys, goats, a lama, budgies, guinea pigs, rabbits and a well
stocked aquarium. The tranquil
Queen Mother Rose Garden
is a peaceful area to sit in and admire hundreds of roses in bloom. The park is
also popular for its crazy golf and putting courses. There is also an 18 hole
pitch and putt course. The Hazlehead Estate was purchased from the Rose
Family in 1920 for £10,000.
It has been much changed over the years, with a golf course added in 1927
costing as much as the original purchase.
to terrify 'wee bairns' inadvertantly - this Polar bear outfit was worn by the
poor individual to provide a photoshoot opportunity as a record of visiting the
Hazlehead Park and to sell photographs by the local enterprising studios. Some
beery breathed man would seek to constantly re-assure you that he was not about
to eat you as he bounced you in his grasping paws. His talking mouth being
clearly visible through the gaping bear's toothy jaw. Some enterprise eh -
and a little far south for such inhabitants. He stood not far from the
Tram Terminus entrance with his accomplice complete with camera and tripod.