Gary is an active committee member and the former Chairman of ‘Friends of Hazlehead’ which was set up in 2012. Friends of Hazlehead exists to protect and improve the Hazlehead area of Aberdeen which is collectively used by members of the local community and the wider Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire communities.
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 area users include the restaurant, a children’s play area, maze, pet’s 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 deer.
The objective of the 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.
For more information, please visit the website or contact Gary directly.