Strathaven Park is a beautifully peaceful greenspace in the busy market town, offering both locals and visitors from farther afield a “Great Day Out.” The Park manages to mix fun and adventure in a safe and secure environment within a backdrop of natural habitats giving visitors a relaxing experience. Strathaven Park comprises of two smaller parks which join together in the centre of town. John Hastie (park), a local grocer, left money to create the small park which bears his name. This section of the park offers bowling, putting, tennis and football opportunities to visitors. The formal gardens are also located in this section of the park where you can see fantastic seasonal colour from terraced gardens, flower beds, shrubs beds and rockeries. George Allan park was developed through money donated by Reverend James Allan, whose son George was accidentally killed. This side of the park boasts a more traditional feel with the boating pond, bandstand and a miniature railway as well as two play areas for children and outdoor gym.
There is an extensive footpath network throughout the park, giving safe access from around the town and there is free parking available.
Visitors can hire equipment for sporting activities or can relax boating on the picturesque pond or take a train ride round the model railway. Whether you want to relax picnicking in the natural open spaces of the park or you want to participate in more strenuous activities, Strathaven Park has it all for a “Great Day Out”