Coronation Park

An area of green space in the centre of Port Glasgow (Inverclyde), overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Coronation Park was laid out on the site of the former West Harbour, which was silting up. Flat land is rare in Port Glasgow and the Town Council realised its value as a recreational space. The park included a band stand, flower beds and a play area for children. The park opened in 1937 to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and was extended to the east in the 1960s when the East Harbour and Wet Dock were filled in. Notable features of the park include a steam hammer once used in a nearby shipyards which was made by Olen and Ross Engineers in Glasgow in 1885, and a memorial remembering the Clyde Boating Tragedy of 14th September 1947, when twenty local people were killed when a pleasure steamer sank on the Clyde - one of the worst tragedies on the river.

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