Proud school pupils open the new playpark that they helped design

Colquhoun Park
Colquhoun Park

Children will be spinning, sliding and swinging their way through their free time thanks to a brand new playground.

The facility in Colquhoun Park, Bearsden, opened recently thanks to an £88,000 investment by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Located just off Station Road, the playpark incorporates a wide range of exciting play equipment with a dedicated toddler play area as well as facilities for older children including swings and climbing frames.

The impressive new community facility was upgraded as part of the Council’s Capital Play Programme and its Colquhoun Park Flood Alleviation Scheme.

There were also developer contributions from Cruden Homes.

As well as providing great play opportunities for local children, the development will also play its part in preventing flooding. The original playpark was demolished and moved to its new location.

This has left space for a new wetland area which will increase biodiversity within the open space.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, convenor of Neighbourhood Services, said: “Our officers worked with children from Colquhoun Primary to find out exactly what kind of play equipment they wanted. It’s obvious that a lot of thought has gone into this and I thank the children for their contribution.

“The old playpark has been replaced with a colourful, safe and exciting play area for children of all ages and I’m sure the local community will be thrilled.”

Alison Brien, Acting Head Teacher at Colquhoun Park Primary said: “Our pupils were very excited to be a part of this project and in particular to see their designs coming to life.

“We look forward to enjoying the new improved facilities at Colquhoun Park for many years to come.”