Seaton Park

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Seaton Park
2nd Sep 2012- Seaton Park 3.JPG
TypePublic Park
LocationOld Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates57°10′18″N 2°6′9″W / 57.17167°N 2.10250°W / 57.17167; -2.10250
Area27 hectares (27,000 m²)
Created(bought by the city) 1947
Operated byAberdeen City Council
StatusOpen all year

Seaton Park is a public park in the Old Aberdeen area of Aberdeen, Scotland. One of the city's biggest parks, it was bought by the city for use as a public park in 1947 from Major Hay.[1]

The River Don passes along the edge of the park. There is a beautiful flower bed area that is maintained to a high standard with new flowers planted every year, and also a secluded set of walled gardens next to a small (private) housing mews called Seaton Stables.

The park is often used as a cut through from the University of Aberdeen students to get from campus (via The Chanonry, alongside St Machar's Cathedral) to Hillhead Halls of Residence. The University authorities advise students to be cautious during dark hours due to the lack of street lighting.[2]

Aberdeen Football Club often train on the grass pitches in the park. Part of the park has been turned into a wetland area to manage the tendency to flooding.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seaton Park". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Riordan, Conor (7 March 2016). "Campaign launched to improve safety at Aberdeen's Seaton park". Evening Express. Aberdeen. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. ^ McKay, Danny (27 July 2016). "Aberdeen park's wetlands project makes splash at opening". Evening Express. Aberdeen. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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