Play park is set to open
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