Work is now underway on the new play park for Campbeltown – at Quarry Green on the loch front.
Everything is going to plan so the facility should be ready by the summer holidays.
Local social enterprise, Inspiralba, has been working with a group of volunteer parents over the past 8 months to provide the new playpark . They have now secured most of the £83k they need, with further donations still coming in – and very much welcomed.
The new playpark will include: a wheelchair accessible roundabout, along with a variety of equipment to swing, rock, slide, spin and clamber over.
Committee members are very grateful to the generosity of local people and businesses who have provided donations allowing the group to progress the playpark over a very tight timescale – along with support from Argyll and Islands Leader Programme and Argyll and Bute Council.
Now name it
But what should they call the new playpark?
Inspiralba is asking local young people to come up with a name for it – with the incentives of a prize and a chance to cut the ribbon at the launch event.
So, anyone with any ideas should email their suggested name for the playpark – along with their name and contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org - BY 14th JUNE
Alisa Clark, Inspiralba’s Development Manager says: ‘We are delighted that work on the new playpark is ready to start. The group have worked hard together to take the project forward.
‘We really appreciate the financial support from the local community including many businesses and organisations, as well as funding from Argyll and Bute Council and Argyll and Islands Leader. This has allowed us to progress to this stage. We are still accepting donations.’ [Ed: our emphasis.]
Note: The blend of artist’s impressions and recent photographs above show what is planned and how it is already on the way, very solidly constructed. It is to open on 22nd June – so get that date in the diary and wait to see the high jinks when the youngsters get the freedom of this great new resource.