Community Greenspace are always keen to involve people in decisions about their play areas. We are now looking ahead to the play areas we hope to upgrade over the next few years and would like to ask you a few questions about your local play area. Please click on the survey link if you have an interest in any of the following play areas:
- Westfield Common, Rattray
- Tom na moan, Pitlochry
- Green Park, Kinross
- Invergowrie Memorial Park
- Broom Park, Murthly
- Hay Street, Coupar Angus
- Stanley Crescent, Perth
Perth & Kinross Council maintains over 150 play areas; to allow us to manage these to a satisfactory standard we have a rolling programme of play area improvements. Each year we focus on the improvement of approximately six play areas that are coming close to the end of their usable life, usually after 15-20 years. The guiding principle of the new designs is to balance a stimulating playscape with the need to be low maintenance. To this end, the council aims to provide places that are fun to use and are in an attractive setting.
Last year we had over 1000 comments on our play area surveys and we are hoping to involve even more people this year. We have also supported a number of communities to improve their local parks and play areas. These community groups raised almost £300,000.
These funds have been raised to add additional equipment and features to Blackford Park, create a new woodland play area in St Fillans, renew the historic terraces in Pitlochry Recreation Park, add inclusive play equipment to MacRosty Park and fund a BMX park at Westfield Common.
We are grateful to the huge amount of volunteer time and effort given by people who care about their parks