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Auchinlea Park

A substantial public park in E Glasgow, Auchinlea Park lies to the southwest of Provanhall, ¾ mile (1.25 km) northwest of Easterhouse and 4½ miles (7 km) east of the city centre. At the centre of the park is the 15th-century Proven Hall, with its fine gardens. To the south is the sizeable Auchinlea Pond, which is important for wildfowl, with Easterhouse Sports Centre lying at the extreme southeast of the park. To the east, next to Auchinlea Road, is a play park which opened in the early 1990s. This facility was funded by Anita Roddick, philanthropist and founder of the Body Shop.

The park was developed from the early 1970s and was originally 30 ha (74 acres) in size. The creation of the Glasgow Fort retail park, immediately to the northwest, robbed Auchinlea of an amount of its land area, reducing the size of the park to 8 ha (20 acres).


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