-Elder Park

The Scotland Guide
© David Williams


Elder Park lies in the district of Govan, which is on the south bank of the River Clyde. The park was designed by John Honeyman in 1883-4 and opened in 1885.

Originally Fairfield Farm, the park was donated by Isabella Elder in memory of her husband John Elder and his father David Elder. It is a pleasant place away from the hustle and bustle of local industry and traffic. The park has been an important asset to the local community for a long time and in order to maintain decent standards of behaviour, the original by-laws regulating its use forbade anyone to `read or recite any profane ballad or to expose wounds or deformities inducing giving of alms`.

This article is based on the guidebook "The Glasgow Guide".

places of interest in Elder Park
John Elder statue
Isabella Elder statue
Elder Library
K-13 Memorial

This is the statue of Isabella Elder who donated the park to Govan.

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