• Connor Beveridge

Riverside Park

Updated: Apr 20



Located in the heart of Glenrothes, Riverside Park is a lovely little escape to nature. Certain parts of the park aren't very accessible with the uneven paths and pot holes but electric wheelchairs and scooters should manage ok.


If you are unsteady on your feet then I'd recommend just sticking to the side of the park across the road - you can access this side by using an underpass. See picture below.



There is a good-sized carpark but there is only one dedicated accessible parking bay. However you should quite easily find another space, the parking bays are not marked in the second carpark so you'll be able to make the space you require.




The path gets a bit bumpy as you walk down the river, there are a few boulders and tree roots that require your full attention.



You come to a bridge and it should be fine for you getting on to, but getting off it might be an issue. See the picture below. There's a significant lip which drops down onto the path. The picture might not illustrate just how high it is but trust me, it is - my electric wheelchair struggled to get down it.





Keep following the path and it's uneven nature continues, it crosses another bridge and loops back towards the car-park, going up a couple of steep inclines on the way.


When you arrive at the car-park, instead of going back to the car you should go down the underpass directly in-front of you.


This side of the park is far more accessible for all. The surface of the path is good - although there are some avoidable large pot holes, wide and flat. There is a play-park for children, a large skate park, and lots of green space with benches. It's perfect for family picnics.


There are no accessible toilets in the park, however if you take a 2 minute drive on the A911 (Leslie Road) back towards the centre of Glenrothes, take a right at the roundabout outside LIDL and onto Kingdom Avenue you will soon see a Marks & Spencer which has an accessible toilet - also a perfect opportunity to buy a bag of Percy pigs.



The circuit around the park is approximately 3Km. Ignore the line that goes out onto Leslie Rd, I forgot to turn the walk tracker app off on my phone lol.



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