Barshaw Park

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Barshaw Park
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Entrance gates
Nearest cityGlasgow
Coordinates55°50′53″N 4°23′42″W / 55.848°N 4.395°W / 55.848; -4.395Coordinates: 55°50′53″N 4°23′42″W / 55.848°N 4.395°W / 55.848; -4.395
Area55 Acres
Operated byRenfrewshire Council
Open15 June 1912

Barshaw Park is in Paisley, Scotland. It has 55 acres of recreational parkland and garden areas which are open to the public.


In the early 20th century, the local council of Paisley was looking to create a public recreation area. A wealthy local family, the Arthurs, sold 55 acres of land to Paisley Burgh Council (now Renfrewshire Council) in 1911. Ground works were carried out at the site and the park opened on 15 June 1912.[1]

Barshaw House was included with the sale of the land. It is a mansion situated within the park and was the home of the Arthurs. The building over the years has been a private house, military hospital, care home and now luxury flats.[2]


The park offers various amenities and activities for the general public. These include a boating pond, walled garden, bmx track, miniature railway, swing park and a municipal golf course. Special events like funfair day and open gala days are hosted at the park.[3]



  1. ^ "Barshaw Park". Renfrewshire Council.
  2. ^ "Domesday, Barshaw Park History". BBC News.
  3. ^ "Domesday, Barshaw Park Amenities". BBC News.