Glasgow Park

Glasgow Park, Newark: Address, Phone Number, Glasgow Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Glasgow Park
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mayaphile
Maryland, USA233 contributions
Yuck
Mar 2021
The park and trail are pleasant enough and the playgrounds looked nice. But every one of the six chemical toilets I peered into was utterly disgusting. I’m a retired nurse, and when a nurse says something is disgusting you may be sure that it is. I mentioned it to someone I asked directions of and he said it was always like this. If you have a contractor for cleaning, he or she should be fired and sued. If park employees are assigned this task they should be fired. A nauseating situation destructive of an otherwise pleasant place.
Written March 3, 2021
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Deanna
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Great place to exercise your furry family member.
Dec 2020 • Family
Enjoyed the space at the dog park with our doggos! Only issue would be people not adhering to the posted rules of dog sizes in the area. I have two large dogs, one is not ok with small dogs. Someone walked in with a teacup dog to the large dog park and I told them it is for large dogs only. They told me that their dog is used to big dogs. I replied that my large dog is not okay with little dogs.
Always be cautious at dog parks because signs are there for a reason. Dogs need to be 4 months or older because that is when they should have all their vaccinations (rule is for the protection of your pup!). Large dogs can be carriers in their urine and feces and unintentionally expose a younger dog leading to severe illness or death because 4 months is the optimal time for their immune system and vaccines to be working. Additionally, 4 months and younger are very impressionable. If they have a bad experience, it could have a lifetime effect. Please follow the posted rules!
Written February 4, 2021
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE25,514 contributions
Congested Drive-thru Merry & Bright Lights Display
Dec 2020
We went here for the Merry & Bright Holiday Lights festive drive-through holiday light display over the weekend of Dec 11/12. Show was from 6-9pm both nights. We went to the park and got in line around 7:10pm. Line was backed up from inside the park and spilling out onto Route 40. There was a lighted sign out on 40 that said the wait time from the sign to the display entrance was 1 hour. We sat in the traffic as it was guided from the highway and then into the park. From Route 40 there were 2 lines of traffic(westbound and eastbound) funneling into the park road. Police were directing traffic. We noticed that the traffic from the Westbound lane was funneling quicker than those that had entered from the Eastbound lane. It was quite frustrating to see the other lane constantly moving as we sat there and sat there and sat there! Around 8:10 we were finally entering the gated area around the Frazer house and barns. So, the quoted wait time of 1 hour was accurate.

Once in the light display, we saw some light strand trees attached to the barns, an inflatable elf & snowman. Once we rounded the bend from the barns, we got a better look at the Frazer house. It had lights on the porch. A few lighted candy canes led the way from the barns to the Glasgow Park Christmas tree and Santa in his sleigh. Here Santa waved and greeted everyone. Once past the Frazer house, the bases of several of the tall trees were wrapped in colorful lights. Here was saw a live snowman before rounding the bend to head back towards the house. Back beside the house we saw the live Abominable Snowmonster of the North (Bumble) and a live gingerbread man. The final turn revealed a couple of mounted police officers. Their horses had on Santa hats.

Overall, this light display was just OK. You could view most of it from the bordering highways. Driving through it was OK, but not worth the 1 hour wait. Traffic was congested and not well managed. The décor was limited compared to the other Merry & Bright Holiday Lights festival done at Rockwood park. It was FREE and they did a decent job, but it was not amazing. This light show was a little disappointing after having seen the other one the weekend before.

I would recommend this park for walking, the kids playground area, the hill for snowtubing in the winter and such. I would NOT recommend for a drive thru light display in the future unless they improve the traffic pattern.
Written December 28, 2020
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Ursala G
Newark, DE10 contributions
The Mountain at Glasgow
Sep 2020 • Solo
Glasgow Park is a family park where the entire family can have fun. I especially enjoy the large Hill which I have named "the Mountain at Glasgow" when walking or running this hill I have the most invigorating feeling when I reach the top. Not to mention the trail is definitely a peaceful time for me to walk and be one with nature.
Written October 10, 2020
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Richard L. Entrup
New York City, NY482 contributions
Meeting Place of All Strides
Nov 2019
Glasgow Park is appealing to all age groups, as it ranges from that area to walk your dog, or meet friends in the skatepark on a Friday.
Written October 2, 2020
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Barbara C
33 contributions
Nice
Mar 2020 • Family
Went there to walk great place to walk around and get some exercise. Very good for children nice playground. They have playground facilities for all ages.
Written March 6, 2020
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE25,514 contributions
Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec 2019
This year we decided to check out the annual tree lighting at Glasgow Park. The night it was scheduled for was a drizzly evening, but the event was advertised as rain or shine. So, we packed up and headed on over. Once there we were instructed to park in the playground parking lots. Here we stood and waited for a school bus to pick us up and shuttle us over to the Frazer House & Glasgow Park Bank Barn. We probably had to wait about 10 minutes for a bus. A couple went by without stopping before we finally caught one. It did not seem very organized.

Once at the barn we got off and walked around. There were a handful of food trucks set out. Inside one of the barns they had some vendors, selling gifts and food. There was also a church there doing a kids craft, which we found cute. Our kids made a button wreath. Out back they had a kids "train" where the kids could ride around the parking lot. Our kids did this as well since there was no line due to the rain. Beside the Frazer House there is a pavilion. In this pavilion they had another kids craft where they could make a melted snowman ornament and get FREE cookies. We also did this craft and had some cookies! Behind the pavilion they had an inflatable movie screen up playing Christmas Movies. I think it was playing Elf. We did not choose to watch it since it was a little drizzly out. Beside the Frazer house they had the tree lighting. The tree was smaller than I had expected for such a large park, but it was still pretty. My only complaint with the actual tree lighting is that it was slow to get started as they had several politicians there making speeches. Behind the tree they had a makeshift stage set up where various groups were scheduled to play & singing Christmas carols (think school bands). The Dela-Bear was also here to greet everyone on stage. I did NOT see the bear walking around the park though. Inside the Frazer house, you could visit with Santa. The line for this was rather long as the house had an awning around it where you could get out of the rain. However, once we got to see Santa it was very nice. Each family were guided into an individaul room where tyou could meet with Santa alone. You could take your own photos & even choose a prize from the toy bin. That was really nice.

Overall, we really enjoyed the Glasgow Park Annual Tree Lighting event. There were several free activities (Santa visit, musical performances, kiddie train, movie, crafts, tree lighting, etc) to choose from in addition to the holiday market & food vendors. We did purchase a few ornaments from a local girl scout troop that were there as vendors. It was a very family friendly event and it really didn't cost us anything. I would attend this event again. I hope it continues to improve and grow. I would love to see chestnuts roasting and hot cocoa.
Written February 3, 2020
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Karen J S
Wilmington, DE353 contributions
Great in So Many Ways
Dec 2019
Great for walking, walking your dog, socializing your dog with small or large other dogs, taking your special needs child for a great play day, skateboarding, going to the farmer's market, etc. This is just a wonderful community oriented park that serves the needs of most people in the community. We have never seen a park quite like this and are so glad we don't live too far away.
Written January 2, 2020
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Sarah O
Newark, DE16 contributions
I have never been to a better park
Jul 2019
This park has everything. Skate park, tennis and basket ball, hiking/running trail, dog park, and every age-range of playgrounds from toddlers to preteens.
Written October 11, 2019
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Hoops
Newark, DE36 contributions
Nice family friendly park
Apr 2019 • Family
Good size walking or bike path, dog park, skate park, picnic pavilions, sledding hill, large playground, tennis and fields for soccer etc. A nice large community park!
Written October 8, 2019
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