The opening celebration of the renewed playpark in Invergowrie took place on Wednesday 28 August at 3.45pm. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held and the children enjoyed playing in the park.
Perth and Kinross Council worked together with Invergowrie and Kingoodie Community Group to upgrade the playpark and bring it back to life. The community group held monthly meetings with the goal to improve the local area and assisted the project greatly by distributing surveys to learn from local residents what they would like to see in their area. They also held workshops with the children from Invergowrie Primary School, and reviewed the final design for the playpark, which included both new and relocated play equipment, a bespoke climbing unit made from locally sourced timber and locally made rope elements, improved accessibility and landscaping works.
In addition to this the community groups is currently also fundraising for sensory equipment, to which they have already raised over £1000. This equipment is set to be installed in the next couple of years as part of the next phase of planned improvement works for the park.
Convenor of Perth & Kinross Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Angus Forbes said: “I am delighted to see the Invergowrie park play area be brought to completion for the great benefit and enjoyment of local as well as visiting families.
“The community group has played a fantastic part in involving local residents to make their views known to make sure that we create a play area that will bring long lasting value to them. I also greatly look forward to see sensory equipment installed in the future which will ensure the park is inclusive for all.