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.
Play areas to be improved in the next few years
2020/21 play area improvements
Perth and Kinross Council with the ACSR Auchterarder Community Sports and Recreation trust have been working to refurbish and upgrade the Auchterarder Public Park Play Area. Through our consultation with the community we now have the following sketch play area plans prepared and ready for your comments. Please take a look at the various plans and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments. The final project design and construction is subject to funding, however we aim to be on site Aug 2020 or Jan 2021.
- Auchterarder Play Proposal Community ideas [940Kb]
- Auchterarder Proposal Play ideas [944Kb]
- Auchterarder Play Proposal 2b [2Mb]
- Auchterarder Play Proposal 3b [3Mb]
- Maisie Moo [3Mb], North Inch, Perth - Final sketch design now available with tender going out Autumn 2020 with a view to works commencing on site in Jan to March 2021.
2019/20 play area improvements
- Powmill [925Kb], Gairney Burn Lane (April 2018)
- Wallace Park [2Mb] (Community survey 2016 and school workshop May 2018) and Wallace Park Master Plan [5Mb]
2018/19 play area improvements
Our landscape architects have produced plans for the following play areas and work should be completed by the summer:
- Westfield Common, Rattray [4Mb] , Contractor is currently working on the upgrade of other PKC Play areas at the moment, therefore to avoid closing the play area during the summer holidays, works are expected to commence once the schools return at the end of August.
- Forgandenny Play Area [3Mb] , The play area is open however, the custom made ropes and nets are currently being manufactured for the main climbing unit and we are awaiting the cableway which is being reordered.
- Tom na moan [592Kb] , now completed and open.
- Green Park, Kinross Plan (July 2018) [2Mb] , finished and open
- Invergowrie Memorial Park [7Mb] , Open, however there have been problems with the roundabout which are being looked at and one of the swings is to be replaced with a cradle swing. The fence has also still to be reinstated.
- Broom Park design [766Kb] , finished and open
Surveys were recently available on the Consultation Hub for the play areas below to see what communities would like to see in the following play areas. Thanks to everyone who gave their ideas, the results are being collated and will be used to draw up draft designs.
- Maisie Moo [3Mb] at the North Inch, Perth
- Fairfield Park, Tulloch, Perth
- Stormont Way Scone
- Davis Park, Kinross
- Longforgan - There were comments made in the survey that the tennis courts could be put to better use, this could be a possible community project.
Community Groups being supported with their park projects:
- Invergowrie - Invergowrie & Kingoodie Community Group have raised money for sensory play equipment which will be phase 2 of the improvements
- Auchterarder - Feasibility study completed. Mountain bike park open for trial over the summer.
- Wallace Park, Glenfarg - Masterplan done by Friends of Group plan to raise money for additional equipment before the work starts in February and are working with Tracks on new paths.
- Davie Park - Successful consultation took place in July.
- Blairgowrie Riverside - interest in adult gym equipment
- Bankfoot - community group forming to look at improvements to the park
- Forgandenny - community looking at building a boules pitch
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.
We often receive comments about dog fouling. View our dog fouling page for further information and how to report dog fouling. 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.
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".