LEVENGROVE PARK, Clydeshore Road, Veir Terrace, Woodyard Road, Dumbarton.
ACCESS : Easy access for all. Those with mobility limitations can be driven right to the Pavilion tea room from the service road off Woodyard Road.
Kirktonhill Conservation Area.
///fine.sang.feeds Main gate and lodge.
For other features see the separate descriptions. The war memorial is discussed under WAR MEMORIALS : DUMBARTON.
The logo of the park. Besides the plants, 4 things are represented here. Can you work out what each is?
Here are some clues.
Levengrove Park, together with the Posties Park sports fields, is located on a dramatic stretch of land where the River Leven meets the estuary of the River Clyde. It has impressive views across the Clyde to Renfrewshire and to the adjacent town and Dumbarton Rock on the other side of the Leven.
LEVENGROVE PARK LODGE & GATEWAY
Lodge listed B.
A plaque on the lodge wall declares :
GIFTED TO THE INHABITANTS
The grounds were mostly those of former mansion house of Levengrove which was demolished circa 1880. Mr MacLennan of Glasgow parks made a report on the grounds, and it may have been his plan which was used for the lay-out. [HES].
The lodge at the main gates.
The picturesque park lodge and gates are listed B. They were built between 1884 and 1885.
This Victorian park has recently undergone a £3.8 million transformation, thanks to investment from West Dunbartonshire Council and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Besides the mature trees and areas of formal garden there are other things to see. These include ST SERF'S CHURCH (discussed separately), with links to Robert the Bruce, SHIERS WELL (discussed separately), Kilmahew Fountain and the Cenotaph (see WAR MEMORIALS). There are interesting information boards at strategic places. The new pavilion is the home of the popular Pavillion Café, complete with outside seating, and an adjacent upgraded play area for children.
The fountain and surrounding flower beds.
The park also boasts a training suite with multiple opportunities for learning, a formal garden with extensive spring and summer bedding displays, an Arboretum, open grassland, and recreation facilities which include a basketball court.
Levengrove is home to a number of events throughout the year including a popular summer Gala Day, the annual Scottish Pipe Band Championships in July and a fireworks display each November.
Also see ST SERF'S CHURCH, SHIERS WELL and WAR MEMORIALS.
HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND website : http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB24904
WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL : https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/parks-and-greenspaces/parks/levengrove-park/hlf-project/ and https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/parks-and-greenspaces/parks/levengrove-park/history-of-levengrove-park/