THE wrapping paper has come off a £60,000 play park in Kirkintilloch ... thanks to the efforts of a dedicated band of local heroes.
It marks the end of three years of hard work by Adamslie Play Park Group chair Fiona McDonald and secretary Fiona MacDonald - ably assisted by committee members Sandra White and Tracey Cookson.
The play park, in Kirkintilloch’s Adamslie Drive, was funded with hard-won grants of £40,541 from Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) and £9,985 from The Big Lottery Fun.
East Dunbartonshire Council also came on board to help complete the project and upgrade safety matting.
The play park equipment was chosen by local children and installed over the summer.
Secretary Fiona said: “We can’t believe that it’s finally open after all this time and effort.
“It has certainly been worth the hassle though and it’s fantastic to see it finished and children playing on the equipment. We’d like to thank WREN, the people at the Big Lottery, all those at East Dunbartonshire Council who helped us, and the people in the community who supported us.
“We were very lucky to receive so much backing and it’s so nice to see children happily playing in the park.
“There’s been people I’ve never even seen before using it and they are all saying how great it is.”
Edith Dunn, one of the original Adamslie residents was given the honour of opening the facility.
Fiona said: “We decided she would be the perfect person for the role and it was great to see four generations of her family at the opening.
“She’s done so much for this community over the years and gave us help throughout.”
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