Zetland Park was gifted by the Earl of Zetland (Shetland) to the people of Grangemouth
in 1880. Today the park is the principal open space serving Grangemouth and is the
green oasis at the heart of this busy industrial town. The Grange Burn flows alongside
The park is well connected to all local neighbourhoods. Local amenities including
Grangemouth Sports Complex, Grangemouth Stadium and Grangemouth Town Centre are also nearby.
You may wish to visit The Zetland Park War Memorial, which is a fine and highly unusual
cenotaph designed in 1923 by Sir John Burnet, architect to the Imperial War Graves
Commission. More information is available from the War Memorials Register.
Facilities at the park include:
- Bowling Green
- Car park
- Cycle path
- Floral display
- Flower garden
- Football pitches
- Historical features
- Picnic benches/tables
- Play area
- Playing fields
- Tennis courts *
- Wheelchair access
* Coaching and court rental available. Visit the Falkirk Community Trust website to register, or call 01324 590940 for more information.
There are additional summer amenities available between April and September including
crazy golf, bouncy castles and inflatable slides. Grangemouth Children's Day is
held on the 3rd Saturday of June together with the annual crowning ceremony.
The Friends of Zetland Park group was founded in 2012 by Grangemouth residents to promote the enjoyment and management of Zetland Park and to protect the park's heritage for future generations.
The Portonian Path - engraved stones project
In 2021, Zetland Park will benefit from an almost £2m improvement project, including works to the War Memorial, play park and pond.
As part of our project, we wanted to re-name 4 of the park's major paths. When the public were asked for their ideas on Facebook, there was an overwhelming response. We received nominations for significant people from Grangemouth's history, individuals still living in the town who have made an impact, and many loved ones who had passed away.
There were so many brilliant suggestions that we realised instead of naming 4 paths after 4 prominent individuals, we could offer the public the chance to purchase individual stones engraved with names or messages.
One name was mentioned more than any other: Alan Gordon, a young man who touched many lives. In recognition of this, the Friends of Zetland Park decided to purchase a stone in memory of Alan, and his family will be involved in a public ceremony to open the path when it is completed.
How to buy a stone
The stones, of dark grey Scottish whinstone, measure 100mm x 200mm and will cost £70 each. They will be engraved with individual messages of up to 45 characters (including spaces).
It is important to note that this is not a fundraiser for the project.
The cost covers the engraved stone and its installation into the path which will be known as The Portonian Path. The other 3 main paths will be named after Inchyra, Dalgrain and Rannoch parks.
We are strictly limited to 99 stones, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
To purchase a stone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Full postal address including postcode
- Daytime contact telephone number
- Your message. This can be a maximum of 3 lines, with a maximum of 15 characters per line (please note this includes spaces). No symbols or images can be used and the font size will depend on how many characters you use. Your wording can be names / dates / messages etc but no inappropriate language is permitted. We may contact you to discuss your wording.
You will then be issued with an invoice which you can pay over the phone, in person or online.
Our Open Spaces Privacy Notice details what we do with your information and who it might be shared with.
Location of The Portonian Path marked in red. This is the path that runs east-west from the Pavilion towards the Pumping Station. Please note that the westerly section (angled section) will be constructed when the path as a whole is resurfaced.