Beautiful memorial area opens at Dennistoun park to remember lost loved-ones

The new features come as part of a £17,000 investment.
The new features come as part of a £17,000 investment. -Credit:Glasgow City Council

A beautiful memorial area where people can remember their loved ones who have passed away has opened at a park in the city's Dennistoun.

A pergola, new path, two wooden archways and a bench has been erected at Alexandra Park as part of a £17,000 investment from Glasgow City Council's Dennistoun Area Partnership.

The striking features are at the centre of a new Peace Garden being created by the council in partnership with the Friends of Alexandra Park Group. The new pergola, path and archways are a major step forward for the project.

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William McLaughlin, Chair of the Friends of Alexandra Park Group, said the idea was conceived during the Covid 19 pandemic and it will be a place of quiet contemplation for anyone who has lost a loved one.

He said: "I would like thank the Dennistoun Area Partnership for helping us fund the Peace Garden, also the local councillors that have helped us along the way and of course the local community - without you we would not have a Friends Group!"

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Local councillor and Chair of Dennistoun Area Partnership, Councillor Allan Casey said: "The pergola provides a lovely focal point in the Peace Garden where people can sit and remember lost loved ones. When complete, the Peace Garden will also provide a tranquil location within the park where people can lay tributes in memory of people who have passed away.

"The council is working closely with the Friends of Group to source funding to create this dedicated space within the park where people will be able to sit, surrounded by nature while recalling fond memories of people who have passed away."

Funding from the area partnership also helped to install several new black metal picnic benches, which are wheelchair accessible, beside the children's play area.

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