Westburn Park

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Westburn Park
Westburn Park - pond.jpg
The Westburn
Type Public Park
Location Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°9′13″N 2°7′22″W / 57.15361°N 2.12278°W / 57.15361; -2.12278
Area 10 hectares (100,000 m²)
Created (laid out in) 1901
Operated by Aberdeen City Council
Status Open all year
Iron rocking duck beside the pond.

Westburn Park is located in Aberdeen, Scotland and is a large Aberdeen City Council owned public park. It is a 10 hectare site and one of the cities biggest parks.[citation needed]

It does not have flowerbeds or gardens and is mainly grass with some trees. There are two large ponds through which a stream, the Gilcomston Burn,[1] flows through the south of the park.

There is a cycle track area for children. This comprises miniature roads with road signs to teach children about how roads work. There is a skateboard ramp and a concrete mini skate- and BMX cycle-park. The children's playground includes metal climbing frames.

The Westburn tennis centre is a large indoor tennis centre with four indoor courts. It provides tennis lessons and court hire. There are also four outdoor all weather courts and four grass courts which are available to members only.

There is a grass bowls green where the British Bowls Championship has been held in the past. From 30 August 2008 to 6 September 2008 the World Singles Champion of Champions Bowling Tournament is being held.

The Westburn Lounge, now closed, used to provide food and drinks for those in the park. Aberdeen City Council cited that the venue cost too much to run,[citation needed] although it is still available for special bookings.

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