Riverside Nature Park

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of March 24, all play areas and communal equipment, including outdoor gym areas, will be closed. Parks themselves and green spaces will be open for exercise and should be used in line with Government advice on physical distancing to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.


Riverside Nature Park has been created from Dundee's old landfill site. Trees and wildflowers haveΒ been planted to form new wildlife habitats.Β  Visitors will find new paths, view points and information signs to help explore the park.

The NatureΒ Park enjoysΒ an important locationΒ on the Tay Estuary.Β  The water quality of the Firth of Tay is one of the best in Europe for a major estuary.Β  The estuary has many importantΒ natural heritageΒ designations because of the number of species it supports.

The paths to the south of the Nature Park are ideal for watching wading birds feeding on the mud flats at low tide or roosting in Invergowrie Bay at high tide.Β  Inside the park, redshank, oystercatcher and curlew can often be seen alongside one of the pools probing the soil for worms and other invertebrates.Β  Over 80 species of birds have been seen on or near the Park.

At anytime of year you can enjoy

  • Views over the Tay Estuary
  • Watching wading birds on the mud at low tide, or feeding orΒ roosting around the park

In Autumn and Winter watch out for

  • Thousands of geese roosting noisily at dusk

In Spring and Summer see

  • Displays of lapwings, shelduck and skylarks
  • Wildflowers such as cowslips

The Friends of Riverside Nature Park are helping by carrying out surveys of the biodiversity of the park. They have found over 130 different species of birds including some rare migrants. Email natalie.mackland@dundeecity.gov.uk if you wish to be involved.

You can find out more information about Riverside Nature Park by downloading the PDF leafletΒ (742KB PDF)

For further information contact:

Email: environment@dundeecity.gov.uk
Tel: 01382 433710 Option 5

There is an Accessibility Guide available on the AccessAble website.

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