Play area improvements
Have your say on the refurbishment of your play area
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.
Next play area improvements
The survey results for the upcoming improvements to Play Areas throughout the region are now with our Landscape Architects and we'd like to say a big 'Thank you!' to all who took the time to tell us their views. We had an amazing 338 responses and we met with over 250 school children in workshops we held at their schools, where children were able to draw up their own designs. Working with our Rangers and Community Capacity Builder, key groups from each community will now begin to bring their ideas to fruition by fundraising and raising awareness in and around their communities.
Surveys were completed on the following play areas:
- Westfield Common, Rattray (Location Map) [324Kb] (it is the play area in Westfield Common next to the BMX track that we are proposing to upgrade)
- Forgandenny (Location Map) [329Kb]
- Powmill (Location Map) [329Kb]
- Tom na moan, Pitlochry (Location Map) [428Kb]
- Green Park, Kinross (Location Map) [401Kb]
- Invergowrie Memorial Park (Location Map) [466Kb]
- Broom Park, Murthly (Location Map) [308Kb]
- Hay Street, Coupar Angus (Location Map) [468Kb]
- Stanley Crescent, Perth (Location Map) [470Kb]
There were a number of comments made about dog fouling. You can find out how to report dog fouling here. With sufficient evidence the Council can issue warning letters or Fixed Penalty Notices against offenders. The Council's Operations service will also be informed of the fouling and will take steps to inspect and collect as necessary.
We are currently working on our 2017/18 sites:
- Mathieson Drive, Perth.
- Ardblair Terrace, Blairgowrie.
- Sidlaw Place, Coupar Angus.
- Friarton Park, Perth.
- Kirkhall Park, Almondbank.
Thank you for feeding back into our design process. The guiding principle of the new designs is to balance a stimulating playscape with the need for low maintenance. To this end, the council aims to provide places that are fun to use and are in an attractive setting.
Play areas improved in 2016/17 were:
- Innerleithen Way
- Lathro Park
- Whitleloch Avenue, Carsie
North Muirton play area improvements
North Muirton play area redevelopment had been a vision of the North Muirton Community Council for many years and was given momentum with the confirmation of Community Funding a few years ago. Works began in the late summer of 2017, with the play area opening in Nov 2017. The Project was in partnership with PKC with additional funding from Sustrans to install the cycle path and lighting.
The new design retains some of the original play equipment such as the pyramid climber, tyre swing and kick-fence, but the new play items, surfacing, cycle paths, lighting and mounds have been designed to create a more colourful and imaginative play space. View the North Muirton Play Photos [563Kb].
Getting involved with improving your local play area (not scheduled above):
Throughout our programme of improvements (scheduled above), Community Greenspace worked alongside a number of our communities to improve their local parks and play areas. However, if you find that there is interest and enthusiasm in your community for a new or improved play area, we have the tools to support you to do this.
- Postcards from the Future Play parks [30Kb]
- Placecheck Play Parks Survey [220Kb]
- Powrie Park, Abernethy [1Mb]
- Methven Park Case Study [2Mb]
- Kinloch Rannoch Case Study [735Kb]
- Abernethy Presentation [3Mb]
These documents are also available for Schools to download from Glow, the online community for Scottish Schools and can be found in the PKC Documents Section in the Folder "Play Park Improvements".