Brand new playgroup for kids in Bearsden

Heather Avenue, Bearsden, new play park.
Heather Avenue, Bearsden, new play park.

Children in Bearsden will be spinning, sliding and swinging their way through the summer, thanks to a playground in Heather Avenue.

Bearsden Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of the council and convenor of neighbourhood services, officially opened the impressive new £50,000 play facility, together with children from nearby Mosshead Primary School.

The new play area – which was funded entirely by East Dunbartonshire Council – has areas for climbing, rocking, spinning, sliding, traversing and swinging and caters for both older children and toddlers.

Councillor Ashay Ghai said: “It’s great to be launching this play park today and I think you can see from the faces of the children how much fun it’s going to be. A lot of thought has gone into the design and construction and there is so much for children of all ages to enjoy.

“This is the latest play park East Dunbartonshire Council has constructed over the last couple of years and we hope it will encourage children to get out in the fresh air and stay active. I am sure it will bring lots of smiles to lots of little faces for many years to come.”

The children of Mosshead Primary School worked with council officers to create the look and feel of the new play park.

Headteacher Aileen Welsh said: “Mosshead Primary has always been recognised as a community school that involves itself in projects which benefit the local area as a whole.

“Our pupils were delighted to embrace the opportunity to help with the creation of the new playground design for Heather Park.

“The children took part in lengthy discussions, expressing their opinions on the look and the feel of the park. They examined the different designs and the ‘pupil voice’ was given great consideration when deciding on the final design.

“We are all absolutely delighted to have contributed to the creation of this wonderful new resource, situated on our doorstep.”