Dawson Park is the result of a bequest in 1940, by Mr William Dawson of Broughty Ferry "for the purpose of providing playing fields, sports grounds or other recreational facilities ..."
The ground was purchased from the Douglas and Angus Estate in 1949, and the park was opened in the mid 1950's.
It is still a focus for sport in the East end of the city, with numerous pitches of both natural grass and artificial, tennis and basketball courts, a bowling club and various changing facilities.
How to book sports pitches
The park has feature plantings, a sunken garden, and a formal cherry avenue along the north axis, which is particularly stunning in spring.
ParkLives - free outdoor activities in Dundee. To see the full list of ParkLives activities view the current timetable on their website - remember all sessions are FREE for everyone!
There is a Disabled Access Guide for Dawson Park available on the Disabledgo website.
Duntrune Community Garden, which aims to provide information and ideas for small gardens, is also located within the heart of the park. Visit the Duntrune Community Garden webpage for further details.
A map of the park is located at the Ellieslea Road Entrance of the park, however a PDF copy may also be downloaded here (1.01MB PDF).
Please note: desktop printers have different capabilities, so when printing these PDF maps please make sure your settings include 'shrink to printable area' or similar, to ensure you get the entire map on the page.