Seaton Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Seaton Park
View across the playing fields
Type Public Park
Location Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°10′18″N 2°6′9″W / 57.17167°N 2.10250°W / 57.17167; -2.10250
Area 27 hectares (27,000 m²)
Created (bought by the city) 1947
Operated by Aberdeen City Council
Status Open all year

Seaton Park is located in Aberdeen, Scotland and is one of the city's biggest parks. It was bought by the city for use as a public park in 1947 from Major Hay.

Seaton Park, Aberdeen

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, in spite of warnings from University authorities to be cautious due to the lack of street lighting.

Aberdeen Football Club often train on the grass pitches in the park. Much of the park is in poor condition due to flooding and seepage.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]