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This is the city's oldest park by some distance and dates in part probably to medieval times. Running along the River Clyde, southeast of the commercial center, this huge stretch of green had paths laid and shrubs planted in the middle of the 18th century but formally became a public park some 100 years later. Its landmarks include the People's Palace social history museum and adjoining Winter Garden, Doulton Fountain, and Nelson's Monument. At the eastern end, the influence of the Doge's Palace in Venice can be seen in the colorful facade of the old Templeton Carpet Factory. Near here is a large children's play area. The southern side of Glasgow Green offers dulcet walks along the river.