DALMUIR PUBLIC PARK, Dalmuir
ACCESS : Easy access for all from Mountblow and Overtoun Roads and Littlehom Place.
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Dalmuir Park is extensive and varied. A bowling green is located on the Overtoun Road side and a golf course stretches out beyond. The main landscaped area has pleasant lawns and colourful flowerbeds all surrounded by mature trees.
A large pond is home to a variety of waterfowl. Near it is an ornamental drinking fountain. It was gifted by Provost Leckie in 1907. In the past this was a drinking fountain as there was fresh running water being piped through and visitors could have a drink of water by means of a metal cup. These days however, the fountain no longer has fresh running water running through it. In 2012, as part of the restoration project, the fountain was restored to its former glory... The fountain has some fantastic detail and as you can see, the golden eagle on the top of the fountain is very prominent, having been painted in gold leaf. [WDC].
At the Mountblow entrance to the park the 'Dalmuir Park Sculpture' was installed at the end of March 2013 to commemorate the Dalmuir Park Restoration Project. This sculpture by Elspeth Bennie features a working clock providing a link to the giant Singer Clock tower (whose factory was one of the major industries of the local area); as well as detailing the history of the park. The sculpture is lit up at night and is very picturesque. [WDC].
There is a children's play area.
GEOGRAPH.ORG : https://m.geograph.org.uk/photo/326596
WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL website on parks : https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/parks-and-greenspaces/parks/dalmuir-park/dalmuir-park-restoration-project/history-of-dalmuir-park/ and https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/parks-and-greenspaces/parks/dalmuir-park/dalmuir-park-restoration-project/park-facilities-and-features/ornamental-fountain/ and https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/parks-and-greenspaces/parks/dalmuir-park/dalmuir-park-restoration-project/about-the-project/