• Friends of Hazlehead
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  • Friends of Hazlehead exists to protect and improve the Hazlehead area of Aberdeen. We need support in all forms so if you enjoy the area and want to see it flourish, then 'Like' this page and we'll keep you informed.

    History
    The Hazlehead area with the park at the centre forms a large green space on the edge of the city, with the approaches reaching far into the surrounding suburban area. This green area provides an attractive area for walking, jogging, cycling, as well as providing a natural connection for the community to the local countryside. There are plans for extensive developments on all sides of the area and once complete will result in the park being ‘in’ the city.

    The facilities enjoyed by the areas users include the restaurant (currently under redevelopment), a children’s play area, maze, pets corner, football and rugby pitches, golf courses, horse riding school, open space, tree lined streets, and woodland and wildlife.

    The woodland has a wide range of wildlife and tree types. This wildlife includes red squirrels and, on occasion, roe dear. The tree types are varied and provide a good mix of broad leaf and conifer. The woodland is managed in a sustainable manner by the council.

    The whole area is collectively used by members of the local community and the wider Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire communities, for a number of reasons ranging from walking, informal and formal sport, active play, relaxing, wildlife watching, commercial events and more.

    The objective of Friends of Hazlehead is the advancement of environmental improvement in the area and protection and the provision of recreational facilities and activities for the public benefit.

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