Doonfoot Primary School pupils celebrate start of work on the new play area with (l-r) Councillor Bill Grant, Norman McLean, Friends of Belleisle and Councillor John McDowall
A group of young people from Doonfoot Primary School had a swinging time at Belleisle Park in Ayr as they saw work get underway on an exciting new play area.
The super new play area at Belleisle Park in Ayr, suitable for kids of all ages, is part of the £3.7 million investment to transform facilities at the park.
It has been designed to be multi-generational, inclusive to all abilities and sympathetic to the park surroundings. It will be a huge attraction for children and adults and will feature a range of rides and attractions for all abilities.
Councillor John McDowall, Sustainability and Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "Outdoor play facilities where children can play, learn and interact with other children are an important part of our plans for Belleisle. Once the work is completed whatever the weather people young and old will be able to enjoy time in there as part of their experience of visiting Belleisle Park. There is something there for everyone as the area has been designed to be multi-generational and provide access for all."
Funding to create the new Play Area has come from Heritage Lottery Funding and Sport Scotland – Active Places, and the design was created with input from the local community.
Equipment in the play park will include wooden frame swings, slides, mini beast exploration table, wind chime orbs, sea saw, springy rides, music and adventure trails, jungle climber, zip slider, a six metre birds nest swing, plus much more.
The area will be also landscaped and feature picnic areas and wheelchair friendly wooden seating and tables.
Here is what some of the children said after their visit:
- "Quite exciting and big."
- "Family fun for all."
- "Birds nest fantabulous."
- "Lots of kids come to Belleisle and it will be lots of fun."
- "My Mum will have fun."
- "Lots of people will visit it."
- "It has big play."
- "Birds nest really cool really high."
Councillor McDowall concluded: "The children from Doonfoot were so excited and are looking forward to returning when the play area complete. The start of work on the play area is just another step forward in the regeneration of Belleisle Park."