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Address  Kilmarnock KA3 7RU, UK
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Kay Park is a 30 acres (12 ha) park in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. It was purchased, laid out, and given to the town of Kilmarnock by insurance broker Alexander Kay. It opened in 1879, and is the home of a large monument to Robert Burns. There was formerly a miniature golf course, which can still be seen today but it is currently not in use. The Kilmarnock-Dumfries railway line passes the park, although the line is used for freight rather than passenger trains.

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Outside the park is a Corinthian column, erected in memory of a group of Parliamentary reformers who protested here in 1816. The monument was unveiled by Lord Rosebery in 1885.

The Burns Monument

The Burns Monument was badly damaged by fire in November 2004. However, as of May 2008, work is under way on the partial re-instatement of the monument, with an extension to provide a marriage suite, registration service and archive service.

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