Saughton Play Park is officially opened - with a story!
Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust announce the official opening of the new and improved Saughton Play Park, on Friday 23rd March at 12.30pm.
Thu 22 March 2012
The celebrations will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by Spring stories with a local storyteller in the Winter Gardens.
The event will celebrate environmental improvement work carried out in the park by the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Parks and Greenspace department, WREN and Biffaward.
Local storyteller, Ron Fairweather of Macastory, will lead a storytelling event, where local children will join in the interactive session and learn about the changing seasons and the joys of Spring.
Saughton Park is a popular greenspace with extensive playing fields, a beautiful ornamental walled garden, winter gardens and the recently installed skate park. The formerly run down play area has been transformed into a stimulating play space, designed by the Council’s Parks & Greenspace, to complement the Park’s other features and specifically to accommodate younger park users, so that Saughton Park has something for everyone, keeping all ages entertained!
The play area was designed after consultation with the local community, including local primary schools, a residents’ association, the Community Council and Neighbourhood Partnership. The exciting new play area includes an improved “sand works” play area for very young children, an adventure trail, a cableway, a climbing whirl netted roundabout, new swings and a basket swing.
Charlie Cumming, Projects Manager at the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust said, “Opportunities for outdoor play are incredibly important in encouraging children to spend time being active outdoors, with the resulting positive impact on health and wellbeing through increased activity levels. We believe that the improved play area will be well used by the local population, as well as by visitors to the area and is a welcome addition to the park’s facilities.”
Cllr Robert Aldridge, Environment Convener, said, "I'm delighted to see this project come to fruition and it shows what can be achieved when the Council works in partnership with the community, the voluntary sector and external funders to produce a fantastic new play area. I'm sure local children and young people will be thrilled with it."
For further information please contact:
Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust
Mobile: 0771 265 1102
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