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Aberdeen gardens and parks
Aberdeen has six city parks, seven local parks, 32 neighbourhood parks and many more green spaces around the city. Details of bus routes to some city parks are available from First Aberdeen bus company. Highlights include:-
Duthie Park is a park of 44 acres which was donated to the city by Miss Duthie in 1880 and opened to the public in 1883.
The park has many artefacts including a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues. Within the park is the Winter Gardens, which were rebuilt in 1970. These house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain. This is a park for all the family, with activities from boating in the ponds to cricket on the lawns.
Aberdeen Beach is a well-loved and extremely popular recreational area of the city. Only a short distance from the city centre, the beach is visited by holiday makers and city residents all year round. The area is well provided with sporting and recreational facilities, including the Beach Leisure Centre and the Lynx Ice Arena, cafes, restaurants and a fun fair. In recent years the beach area has seen the addition of a multiplex cinema, a nightclub and other attractions.
A five-hectare park opened to the public in 1871. It is a beautiful park, full of flowers, shrubs and trees. There is a conservatory used as a seating area for inclement weather and a small glasshouse feature during the summer months. In the centre of the park is a fountain made of 14 different granites, presented to the people by the granite polishers and master builders of Aberdeen.