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. The land was originally bought by the council in 1891, when Woodside was incorporated into Aberdeen, using £500 bequeathed by Mrs. Jane Taylor the widow of Mr. John Taylor, a merchant in the city "for a playground for the children of Woodside".[1] 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 and erected in 1903 and was dedicated to Mrs. Jane Taylor whose bequest had funded the purchase of the land for the park.[1]

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

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  1. ^ a b "Well or Fountain in Stewart Park, Aberdeen". Women of Scotland. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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