Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve

Hogganfield Park is a 48 hectares/119 acres site and is excellent for bird watching or simply walking. There is a wide variety of water birds on the loch, including some rarities. The park was awarded a Green Flag in 2013. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for quality parks and green spaces.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

From The park’s main feature is a loch which attracts a range of dragonflies and other wildlife, particularly waterfowl.


Top species

Blue-tailed Damselfly

A small but hardy damselfly adapted to urban living.

Main flight period is April to October.

The eye catching females come in a variety of colours.

Image by Ken Gartside



Seasonal Highlights

Large Red Damselflies undergo synchronised emergence in late spring.

Four-spotted Chaser appear as the weather warms up and can be easily identified by its spotted wings.

In later summer/early autumn Emerald Damselflies can bee seen flitting amongst the vegetation.




Images by Fajaril, flickr.


Contact Information

Biodiversity Team
Glasgow City Council
82 George Square
G2 1DU

T: 0141 287 5064

Species Information

Click on the species image for further information, such as flight times and identification.

Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve