Fountain Gardens

Originally laid out in 1797, Fountain Gardens is Paisley’s oldest public park.

The current layout and name date from the 1860s. It consists of a grand geometric layout with broad walkways, all of which lead to the Grand Fountain – an ornate cast-iron fountain at the centre of the park which contains statues of herons, dolphins and walruses.

The park is also home to what is generally regarded as one of the finest statues of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet.

Located on the fringe of Paisley town centre, Fountain Gardens is an ideal place for a picnic on a summer’s day with sections of grass, a relaxed environment and picturesque scenery.


Opening times

Municipal park, open 7 days a week.


Level access.

Getting there

A 10-minute walk from Paisley Gilmour Street train station.

Discover a park for any occasion

From landscapes to 'cityscapes'

I remember sunbathing and playing in the Fountain Gardens as a young kid.

Clare McFadyen
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