Play park is set to open

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Ni­cola Findlay

There will be an adren­a­line twist, surf spin­ner and an ac­cess whirl once Lind­say­field’s new play park is built.

De­vel­oper Miller Homes say the fa­cil­ity should be up and run­ning this month – weather per­mit­ting – at Io­nia Grove.

And the firm have re­vealed what lo­cal kids will be able to en­joy once work has been com­pleted.

A res­i­dent of the de­vel­op­ment con­tacted East Kil­bride South coun­cil­lor Archie Buchanan about the de­lay in the in­stal­la­tion of the play park.

There have been a num­ber of com­plaints from Lind­say­field res­i­dents about the lack of fa­cil­i­ties in the area which con­tin­ues to grow due to more hous­ing be­ing built.

Coun­cil­lor Buchanan told the News: “I wel­come the new play park which is planned for Io­nia Grove in Lind­say­field. I made en­quires and I’m de­lighted to say that the new play park equip­ment is be­ing man­u­fac­tured and should be avail­able and in place soon.”

A spokes­woman for South La­nark­shire Coun­cil said: “The equip­ment has been ordered al­though the in­stal­la­tion date was de­layed due to an is­sue with the to­pog­ra­phy of the site, how­ever, this has been re­solved and the area has been pegged out.

“Miller ad­vised that the timescale for in­stal­la­tion would be ap­prox­i­mately six weeks but the coun­cil have asked them to try and com­plete the work sooner.”

A spokesper­son for Miller Homes said: “Plans are well un­der­way for the play park at Io­nia Grove and the likely in­stal­la­tion date is the week be­gin­ning Oc­to­ber 23, how­ever, this is sub­ject to weather con­di­tions.

“The park will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of play equip­ment in­clud­ing an adren­a­line twist where kids can climb the rope lad­der and race down the curved dou­ble ban­nis­ter; the surf spin­ner which, with its see­saw mo­tion de­fies grav­ity and al­lows kids to spin faster and the ac­cess whirl, an ex­tra fun spin­ning rope seat which keeps kids safe with its co­coon shape.

“We are lay­ing Safe­grass safety tiles on the ground which cre­ate a soft land­ing for kids as they are play­ing.

“The park will be fenced off to pre­vent dogs com­ing in and there will be a bench and lit­ter bin to keep the place tidy.”

En­quiries Coun­cil­lor Archie Buchanan

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