Perth and Kinross Council's Community Greenspace team and the Friends of Wallace Park group have recently completed the latest phase of a collaborative project that significantly enhances the Glenfarg park's play area for community use.
Over three phases, work has been undertaken to improve the playpark, create a better path around the entire site and install outdoor gym equipment for adults. Significant funding was raised by the Friends Group who also contributed their local knowledge to the design. The installation of a trim track for outdoor exercise and a zip wire, and native tree planting have also taken place during the latest phase.
The works form part of the Council's ongoing programme of play area improvements that aims to provide fun, stimulating places to play that are easy to maintain located in attractive settings.
The funding for the third phase of the project has come from a number of sources, including Baillie Gifford, Foundation Scotland, Glenfarg Community Council, Kinross-shire Fund, the Council and local fundraising events.
Councillor Andrew Parrott, Perth & Kinross Council's Convener of Environment, Infrastructure & Economic Development said: "By working with communities, we can develop improvement projects like this that take into account the things that would benefit local residents the most. The works at Wallace Park have been a real partnership effort."
A spokesperson for the Friends of Wallace Park group said: "The Friends of Wallace Park are delighted that several years of consulting, planning and fundraising has finally resulted in the improvements to the facilities in Glenfarg's park. A formal opening took place at the end of April 2023, with local people of all ages eager to try out the new fitness equipment and zip wire."