Beardmore Park is an Urban Community Park and is situated in the East End of Glasgow. The park was constructed on a 1 hectare derelict wasteland site and was officially given back to local residents in a community handover ceremony in December 2005. This had been the culmination of four years partnership working by Council staff and a cross section of communities within the East End.
Communities within the East End identified the Beardmore Park site as one of the most prominent local eyesores in the ‘2001 East End Eyesores’ report.
This derelict land, which had no function within the local community was transformed into a vibrant, multi functional play and greenspace area. The park contains play areas for all age groups, events areas and garden spaces for members of the community to relax from the hustle and bustle of the busy City.
The most notable achievement is that this was accomplished in partnership with the local community throughout.
The park is on the site of the former Beardmore engineering works and the long demolished tenements of Sebastapol Terrace and hosts a steam hammer, restored to its former glory. This can be found on the nose of the park.
Sir William Beardmore, the industrial entrepreneur, is a name recognised especially by the older residents of the East End who remember the heavy industries present during their upbringing. Beardmore Park is now a name linked inextricably with community ownership, participation, influence and partnership working.
It is a real community park, designed with the community and built substantially by trainee workers from the community.
While trying to consider an appropriate way to recognise the achievements of the eight locally recruited trainees, it was again the community who put forward the suggestion of a metal strip, as a connection with the industrial past of the area, to be installed within the park and engraved with each trainees name as a symbol of the areas heritage, uniqueness and more importantly it’s future.
- Football pitches
- Historical features
- Multi-use games area
- Teenage area
- Wheelchair access
Westmuir Street, Glasgow, Glasgow G31 5BU