Chance to go loopy at Cuningar park fa­cil­ity

Week­end open­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff reporter

The new £ 5.7mil­lion wood­land park fa­cil­ity at Cuningar Loop in Ruther­glen will be open to the pub­lic ev­ery week­end un­til De­cem­ber 6.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the come and try events through­out Au­gust and Septem­ber, the pub­lic will be able to en­joy the at­trac­tions on of­fer from 10am un­til 4pm each week­end.

Vis­i­tors can try out the Ac­tiv­ity Zone which fea­tures a bike skills park, boul­der­ing park, ad­ven­ture play and wood­land work­out area.

The park will open again for week­ends from Jan­uary 9 ahead of its off­i­cal open­ing in the spring.

For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land’s project man­ager for Cuningar Loop, Joneen Clarke said: “We’re de­lighted to be able to open at the week­ends and en­cour­age peo­ple to keep on vis­it­ing the park. Our Come and Try events were so pop­u­lar we’ve had peo­ple come back time and time again which is fan­tas­tic.

“Our of­fi­cial open­ing is Spring 2016 but we want the lo­cal com­mu­nity to use the ar­eas which are al­ready com­plete as much as pos­si­ble.”

Ian Man­son, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Clyde Gate­way said: “It is great news that the up­com­ing week­end open­ings be­ing or­gan­ised by For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land will en­able even more peo­ple to come along and see the al­ready incredible trans­for­ma­tion of what was in ef­fect a former land­fill site.

“The new park is spec­tac­u­lar and al­ready pro­vides a real ‘wow’ fac­tor which will in­crease even fur­ther early next year when we are able to com­plete and open the new pedes­trian bridge link­ing it di­rect to the Vil­lage site on the op­po­site bank of the river.”

The loop can be ac­cessed from Down­iebrae Road. It is one of the ‘sus­tain­able’ Legacy 2014 pro­grammes borne from the Com­mon­wealth Games.

Suc­cess The ear­lier come and try days were such a suc­cess, the park is now open on the week­ends un­til De­cem­ber

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