The River Kelvin, which passes through Kelvingrove Park, is an important "wildlife corridor". It rises in the Kilsyth Hills to the north of Glasgow and joins the Clyde at Partick some 33.5km later. The river also contains Brown Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout.
Wildlife in Kelvingrove Park and along the River Kelvin corridor includes the ubiquitous Grey Squirrel and Magpie, the Grey Heron, the Cormorant, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Redwing, Carrion Crow, Kingfisher, Mallard (Wild Duck), Goosander, Red Fox and Brown Rat. There have also been sightings of otters in the past.
Getting to the parkKelvingrove Park is a twenty-minute walk from the City Centre.
It also forms part of the Kelvin Walkway, which links with the Glasgow Loch Lomond Cycleway and the West Highland Way.
Park facilitiesThe Park Ranger Information Centre is located off Kelvin Way, close to the tennis and bowling greens.
Public toilets are available at the entrance to the bandstand and there is a public telephone at Otago Street
Five bowling greens are available; subject to opening times and not available in winter- Phone: 0141 770 0519. Other features include a croquet green, four synthetic tennis courts, children's play area, orienteering course, herbaceous borders, Azalea and Rhododendron borders, outstanding riverside walks and a skateboard park
Events held in the ParkGlasgow Mela (June 2007)
The West End Festival (June 8 - 24, 2007),
Glasgow City Council - Wild in the City Days,
The Glasgow School of Art and School of Design Annual Soap Box Race,
Glasgow Cyclefest (June 2007 part of West End Festival)