Rouken Glen Park

Ranger Blog

Super Spring March 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — rglenpark @ 4:06 pm

Hello hello!

Our apologies, its been a while since our last post.

Things have been super-busy here at Rouken Glen since October, what with the re-opening of our newly refubished Pavilion visitor centre, and getting settled into our lovely new office.

Pavilion

Currently we have a park photo exhibition on display in the Pavilion, however we are really excited and looking forward to the installation of a more permenant park information exhibition which we hope will be arriving in the not-so-distant future. The exhibition will have lots of fun facts and information about the park’s history, archaeology, landscapes and wildlife, including lots of interactive extras for a fun visitor experience before you head out to explore and enjoy the park.

We are also super excited about the upcoming upgrade of our children’s play park, which will see the existing play area completely replaced with brand new, accessible play surfaces, and brand new play inclusive play equipment and sensory zones. This does however mean that the existing play area will be off limits during the works, which will begin after the Easter break and will be completed by the Summer holidays.

play area

Our Activity Ranger Kate is also well underway with her events and activities programme for 2014, the first of which was a nest-box building event for National Nest Box week. Wwe had around 300 people through the door throughout the afternoon, and managed to build around 85 bird-boxes which people got to take home with them.

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We also had a lovely introduction to the night skies on Wednesday 5th March courtesy of the Astronomical Society of Glasgow, with presentations on Jupiter and the Moon, as the weather was not in our favour for any stargazing opportunities.

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Our monthly volunteer action days are also well underway, with our next day on Tuesday 25th March from 10am-3pm. For more info, please contact Kate Williamson on 0141 638 4121 or email roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

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This weekend saw Rouken Glen Park play host to the launch of an exciting new Scotland-wide archaeology project – DigIt! 2015 – which will be rolling out a year-long programme of events and activities throughout 2015, encouraging everyone to get involved in archaeology.

Rangers Kate and Garry have been continuing with their fortnightly pond sampling, getting an insight into the health of our pond, as well as the perfect opportunity to record some of the visiting and resident wildfowl. Our resident swan pair are busy chasing two of last year’s cygnets off the pond, as they are preparing for this year’s nesting season. The youngsters are reluctant to leave, but the parents are very territorial and won’t stand for it.

We hope to be back with more blogging fun in the very near future, keeping you all updated with what’s going on at Rouken Glen Park.

Cheerio for now!

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