St Ninians - Beechwood Park
Celebrating receiving the Green Flag Award 2019
The International Green Flag Award, administered in Scotland by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, acts as a benchmark for recreational outdoor space.
The award celebrates well-maintained parks and greenspaces and supports the opportunities that they provide to enable exercise, improve mental wellbeing and provide safe spaces for play. Almost 2,000 parks across the world have achieved the award.
The Stirling parks celebrating their 2019 Green Flag awards are:
- Beechwood Park - St Ninians
- Causewayhead Park
- Ladywell Park - Bannockburn
- Pullar Memorial Park - Bridge of Allan
- Breadalbane Park - Killin
Beechwood Park has a long history dating back to the late 18th century. Beechwood House was built around 1770 along with stables and a coach house. By 1960 the grounds had become a public park, which we now know as Beechwood Park.
Beechwood Park was the first park that was put through the Masterplan process. The Beechwood Park Masterplan was completed in 2008 in partnership with the local community. Since the completion of the Masterplan, the park has benefited from a number of enhancements of the play and recreational facilities.
Beechwood Park and its facilities are free and open for use at all times.
- Mini traffic cycling area
- BMX track
- Play area for all ages
- Playing field
- MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area)
- Cycle rack
- Picnic area
Beechwood Park also boasts a community orchard, wildflower planting and a mature tree planting. The path network within the park is suitable for all users.
St Ninians - Industry
During the 19th century, St. Ninians' main industry was nail-making, with the main works located at the corner of Weaver Row and Main Street (known locally as Nailworks Corner).
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