Riverside Park project

Working together to maintain, improve and promote our shared spaces for all to enjoy.

Riverside Park Project

Riverside Park sits on the left bank across the river from Tay Street in Perth icon Riverside Location Plan [220Kb].  Taking in Norie Miller Park, Rodney Gardens, the historic Kinnoull Aisle and Graveyard, Bellwood Park, a newly discovered Victorian folly, the Willowgate Walk, and part of the River Tay icon Public Art Trail [5Mb], the site is a real asset for Perth.

In 2016, planting at the Bellwood Heather Collection was completed. Featuring over 16,000 heather and heath plants, this collection promises to deliver an eternal display of colour, structure and form throughout the year.   The collection is dissected by a water cascade which provides an ideal habitat for moisture loving plants.  Greater bio diversity has also been achieved by the planting of the upper water course with native wildflower species, whilst leaving the native species of firs and birches within the garden, conserving the notable  history of the garden.

Beautiful Perth Chairman John Summers says: "We are one of the main partners in this excellent project. As well as contributing to the costs, our volunteers are taking hands-on action to help plant and maintain the new collection.  Since initially joining Council staff volunteers in a pruning and tidy up session in Bellwood Park, the Beautiful Perth volunteers have been preparing, planting, weeding and mulching relentlessly."

Community involved in the future of Riverside Park

There have been community meetings held to discuss the draft master plan for Riverside Park during August 2014 and June 2013. People came along to share their ideas and priorities for the development of the parks and look at the draft plans. 

There are 6 main themes of the Plan:

  • Trees, planting and grass
  • Paths, steps, walls and other furniture
  • Circulation, access and parking
  • Water features and public art
  • Interpretation and signage
  • Landscape character and aesthetics

Action Days

Actions Days take place most Tuesdays, between 10am and 12 noon , led by Beautiful Perth and PKC.  If you are interesting in getting involved please get in touch by email communitygreenspace@pkc.gov.uk.  Please wear boots or stout shoes & something warm/waterproof. Tools & gloves will be provided.