King's Park, Glasgow

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Coordinates: 55°49′12″N 4°14′33″W / 55.8199°N 4.2425°W / 55.8199; -4.2425

King's Park
Scottish Gaelic: Pàirc Rìgh
Scots: Keeng's Pairk
King's Park is located in Glasgow council area
King's Park
King's Park
 King's Park shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS596608
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G44
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Cathcart
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King's Park (Gaelic: Pàirc Rìgh, Scots: Keeng's Pairk) (is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated south of the River Clyde.

Geography[edit]

King's Park is a residential area, with a mixture of semi-detached houses, flats and luxury detached houses. It is a ten to twenty minute bus or rail journey from Glasgow city centre.

Named after the medium sized park which it contains and spotted with green areas, much of King's Park is situated on an incline which overlooks Scotland's national stadium Hampden Park on one side, and the tower blocks of Castlemilk on the other.

The local 9 hole golf course is notable for being dug into a hillside 20-35° steep in some places.

It is now closed and is used as an area of common ground.

The 9 hole golf course, and much of the park itself is actually located in Linn Park

Demographics[edit]

King's Park is an affluent suburb of Glasgow, with median house prices and income well above average. As of 2005, it has a population of 14,552 residents. The ethnic makeup is approximately 98% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% Oriental and 0.6% mixed race.

Education[edit]

King's Park Secondary School in nearby Simshill is the local non-denominational comprehensive. The area is also served by Holyrood Secondary School, a Roman Catholic school and the largest secondary education institute in Europe. Other schools in the area include King's Park and Croftfoot Primary schools, St Fillans primary school and St Mirin's primary school.

Also located in King's Park, 32F Squadron are the first Scottish Squadron of the Air Training Corps who share some facilities with the Territorial Army base on the same site.

History[edit]

The "King's Park" after which the area is named features the landmark, Aikenhead House. Designed by the architect David Hamilton it was built in 1806 for the West Indies merchant and prominent Glasgow Tory, John Gordon.

A scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc and dated to 1850 at the Mitchell Library contains the song: The Dairy Maids Of Hundred-Acre Hill. This hill can be found in modern day King's Park.

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