About

The Friends of Maxwell Park is a charitable association owned and run by its members. The association provides a structure for the community enabling people who have an interest in Maxwell Park to come together. Membership is free. The Association relies on donations from members and supporters. Members may wish just to be a ‘Friend’ and enjoy the Park or may wish to contribute more actively to the work of the association.


The Friends of Maxwell Park work to:

  1. Advance local heritage by supporting and maintaining Maxwell Park as gifted by Sir John Stirling Maxwell to the people of Pollokshields;
  2. Promote and encourage the continued use of the park for the use, enjoyment and benefit of all the people, cultures and communities of Pollokshields.
  3. Promote activities for the public benefit by supporting and furthering Maxwell Park as a centre for environmental education and recreation;
  4. Secure the protection of the environmental amenity of the park and its precincts.
Maxwell Park is a unique legacy. It contains many plants first introduced to the gardens of Pollok House by George Forrest the distinguished plantsman whose expeditions to the Himalayas were responsible for many unique species becoming part of Scotland’s garden heritage at Pollok House and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Maxwell Park caters for many different sports and leisure interests. People can visit this wonderful park to walk their dog, watch the wide variety of local wildlife, admire our trees and plants and there is also an attractive children’s play area. There is something for everyone to appreciate in this special greenspace. Throughout the year we hold number of local events which include environmental education activities for visitors to come along to.
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