Kelvin Valley Park

This project is one of the clearest expressions of the Green Network ambition as it seeks to connect existing communities with key destinations, other greenspaces and the wider countryside.

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  • Possible rationalisation of the car parking are as associated with the existing Museum of Transport which is being relocated to the Riverside Museum building. This car parking area could form part of Kelvin River Park
  • The opening and improvement to an existing railway bridge to assist pedestrian and cycle movement
  • Creation of a River Valley Park with associated walkways, extensive tree planting and a play area for children
  • As part of an existing masterplan, create formal public realm improvements associated with the Clyde Waterfront
  • Temporary greening of sites that may have leisure and retail uses in the longer term.

This project is part of the Clyde Waterfront Green Network



Lead Partner: Clyde Waterfront

Other Partners: Glasgow City Council

Project History
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  • Artist's impression of the Kelvin Valley Park area showing its potential
  • Kelvin Valley Park area before works commence
  • Plan of green network at Kelvin Valley Park
  • Plan of key destinations around Kelvin Valley Park
  • Kelvin valley project area - Kelvin Bridge
  • Kelvin valley project area - Benalder Street


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow Harbour


The project seeks to create a new linear park and create north-south connections between key residential locations, including Glasgow Harbour and Queens Dock Sustainable Village as well as new residential development associated with the West End. Ultimately safe and secure pedestrian and cycle connections could be established which avoid extensive road and railway infrastructure that currently sever the waterfront from the wider city.

This new semi-natural park would contrast with the formal public realm associated with the waterfront, Glasgow Harbour and the Riverside Museum. The new park could provide a well-sheltered, quiet haven for city dwellers, families and visitors.

Six key opjective have been identified:

  1. To establish a shared pedestrian and cycling route between Kelvingrove Museum and the new Riverside Museum.
  2. To maximise pedestrian and cycling connectivity to the main park corridor from surrounding communities, wider street network, greenspaces and transport nodes.
  3. To create nodes of functional, useable and quality greenspace along the main park corridor.
  4. To safeguard and expand sensitive habitats and species, and enrich biodiversity where practical.
  5. To create a safe environment for users
  6. To reinforce the park's historic, environmental and cultural distinctiveness.

This project takes into account the substantial development that has already occurred here and the plans for the future, including a new bridge to be developed across the River Kelvin.

The Kelvin Valley Park project seeks to maximise opportunities to connect new and existing leisure and tourism opportunities associated with the SECC, the Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove Art Galley and Museum, Kelvingrove Park and the Botanic Gardens.

Costed designs for the project have been developed by Clyde Waterfront in association with Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network. The Lower Kelvin Study can be downloaded from the GCV Green Network website.

Current status:

Identified as strategic project. Costed designs have been developed.


by 2020