Stewart Park, Aberdeen

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Stewart Park
Stewart Park.jpg
Whalebones in Stewart Park
Type Public Park
Location Hilton, Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°10′6″N 2°8′2″W / 57.16833°N 2.13389°W / 57.16833; -2.13389
Area 5 acres (20,000 m²)
Created 1894
Operated by Aberdeen City Council
Status Open all year

Stewart Park is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site owned by Aberdeen City Council. It was bought with funds bequeathed by the widow of Mr. John Taylor, a merchant in the city. The park was named after a former Lord Provost of the city, Sir David Stewart.

The park contains whale jaw bones presented to the park in 1903 by the Captain of the Arctic whaler Benbow.

There is an intricate fountain designed as a replica of an Italian lavabo which was sculptured by Arthur Taylor of Jute Street, Aberdeen.

There are nearby all weather tennis courts and bordered-off cricket and football pitches.

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