14 September 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)
Levengrove Park, in Dumbarton, 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.
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.
Come along and learn about the rich history of the park’s newly restored heritage features including St Serf’s Church – with links to Robert the Bruce - Shiers Well, Kilmahew Fountain and the Cenotaph. The brand new pavilion is the home of the popular Pavillion Café, complete with outside seating, and an adjacent upgraded play area for children.
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.
A great day out with something for everyone.
Inspirational Walk – Saturday 14 September at 12pm
Duration 1.5 hours. Participants may leave the walk at any time.
No booking required.
Come along and enjoy an inspirational Heritage Walk at Levengrove Park and learn about some of the interesting historic and heritage features of the park.
This guided tour will look at the park’s history, as well as restoration work in the park and the stories behind it. This is also an opportunity for visitors to see the Levengrove Horticulture and Training Suite facility, which is run by the Health & Social Care Partnership’s Work Connect Specialist Supported Employment Service.
To join, please meet at the Kilmahew Fountain just in from the Lodge and gateway at the junction of Clydeshore Road and Veir Terrace.
If you require any further details please contact WDC Community Engagement Ranger, Sandra Anton on 01389 772090.
Where to find us: Levengrove Park, Clydeshore Road, Dumbarton, G82
Opening Times: The park is open to the public all year round
How to get there: Clydeshore Road, west side of the River Leven. Access the park via the footpath at the main Lodge House entrance on Clydeshore Road or via entrances along Woodyard Road.