Play park swings in to action

New play park
New play park

A new £70,000 play park facility for youngsters was unveiled recently in Bishopbriggs.

The impressive new community facility at Cloan Crescent was officially opened by Councillor Stewart MacDonald, East Dunbartonshire Coouncil’s convener of Neighbourhood Services

It was created as part of the council’s 10-year capital programme.

The project was partly funded by Dawn Homes as part of their Kirkintilloch Road development.

The new facility incorporates a wide variety of modern play equipment for children of all ages.

The children will be able to enjoy anti-wrap swings, basket swing, multi-play units, rotators, springies and an impressive new zipslide.

The new facility replaces a play area which had equipment dating back as far 
as 1967. A spokesperson for East Dunbartonshire Council said: “Another bright feature of the play area is a wetpour safety surface, complete 
with bright colourful graphics.”

Councillor Stewart 
MacDonald said he was delighted to open the new playpark.

He told the Herald: “I am delighted to open this fantastic play area which I am sure is going to be a much-
welcomed amenity for local children and families.

“Our thanks also go to Dawn Homes for their generous donation of £48,450 towards this project.

“This is a complete transformation.

“What we have now is a colourful, safe and exciting play area for children of all ages and I’m sure the local community will be thrilled.”

Provost Una Walker posted on the council’s Facebook page: “I just wish there was enough money to upgrade 
all our play parks to this 
standard.”