ARBROATH’S latest playpark development was opened last week by the Provost of Angus.
The West Links Play area was officially opened on Thursday by Provost and Carnoustie Councillor Mrs Helen Oswald who was ably assisted in this by local children.
The Provost said: “I am delighted to be opening this play area which has been imaginatively designed to provide much fun for local children as well as enhancing the visitor experience for families visiting the Arbroath area.
“I am sure that children of all ages will enjoy the many interesting and unusual play features.”
The play area is divided into an adventure play area for children aged six and older, an area with units for toddlers, and a section for all ages. Play equipment is mostly made of timber and stainless steel.
The theme for the play area is family games and board games, and includes playing card designs on benches, colourful dice and Ludo sculptures within the play area, and picnic tables sitting on a chess board.
The rubber safety surface area with a jigsaw puzzle design is designed to be easily accessible and has been landscaped along one side onto an embankment to provide play opportunities on the slope.
A further feature of the play area is a climbing wall resembling a section of the Seaton cliffs, and three colourful walls act as wind screens.
Ten carved timber sculptures sit at the entrances to the park depicting characters from the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ books.
All the sculptures have a tiny mouse carved onto them and children can follow the trail round the entrances to see if they can spot them all.
The development cost £490,148.58 and was built by Covanburn Contracts Ltd.