Park District, Glasgow
|Scots: Pairk Destrict|
Park District shown within Glasgow
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||Glasgow City Council|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Glasgow Central|
|Scottish Parliament||Glasgow Kelvin|
The Park District of the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, is an area located around Park Circus, which sits atop a hill beside Kelvingrove Park. The area is bordered by the City Centre, Kelvingrove, Kelvingrove Park and Woodlands. Many of the area's large townhouses converted to offices during the latter half of the twentieth century are being returned to residential use. It is now generally considered one of the most prestigious residential areas in Glasgow, with several high-end developments and historical architecture.
The City of Glasgow civil marriage rooms are located in the area at 22 Park Circus, in the former Italian consulate. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) had their headquarters on Park Gardens in the area, but moved to Hampden Park when the stadium was redeveloped to house them. A mosaic depicting the badge of the SFA still exists at the entrance to their former headquarters. The Scottish Labour Party formerly had their headquarters in the area. As for other organisations, you can find here offices of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Scottish Council for Development and Industry, The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and The Goethe Institute.
The University of Glasgow had a halls of residence on Park Terrace, known as Maclay Hall. It was donated to the University by Lord and Lady Maclay in 1921 in memory of their two sons who fell during the First World War. The halls were sold for private development in 2004. The development suffered a setback on June 13, 2006, when fire swept through House 18 and the surrounding terrace.
University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum are approximately 8 minutes of walking away from Park District. As for ways of transport, the nearest are: Kelvinbridge subway station and Charing Cross (Glasgow) railway station
- Park District - History and Illustrated Guide