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COVID-19 Update

Further to the First Minister's update on Monday 4th January outlining tighter Level 4 restrictions, bookings for outdoor non-contact sports under 12 years old only are now permitted. Travel outwith the player's local authority area for organised training is also not permitted. These sessions can continue in line with workplace and socialising guidance and sport-specific guidance agreed between the Scottish Governing Body of Sport and Sportscotland.  All other bookings are on hold until further notice. Bookings are also required to agree and adhere to the Covid-19 DCC Sports Facility Conditions of Hire and must also complete and return a Covid-19 Checklist . DCC reserves the right to request a copy of Club risk assessments for review at any time.


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.

There is an Accessibility Guide available on the AccessAble 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.