Howard Park

Located on the right bank of the Kilmarnock Water, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) south southwest of Kilmarnock town centre in East Ayrshire, the Howard Park was once the garden of Kilmarnock House and was gifted to the town by Lord Howard De Walden (Baron Kilmarnock). Once known as Barbados Green, this was where Kilmarnock Football Club first played in 1869. This house was built c.1735 to replace Kilmarnock (Dean) Castle and demolished in the 20th century.

The tree-lined Lady's Walk commemorates the route taken by the grief-stricken widow of William Boyd, the 4th Earl of Kilmarnock (1705-46), who was executed for his support of the Jacobites. The park also includes a monument to local medical practitioner Dr. Alexander Marshall (1827-94).

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