Go Loopy in the NewYear

Rutherglen Reformer - - Crime Beat -

The new £ 5.7mil­lion wood­land park fa­cil­ity at Cuningar Loop in Ruther­glen will re­open at the week­ends to the pub­lic from Jan­uary 9 ahead of the of­fi­cial open­ing in the spring.

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.

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.”

The fa­cil­ity has been closed since De­cem­ber 6.

It has al­ready proved a mas­sive hit with lo­cals. Hun­dreds have made the trip along to see the site which has trans­formed a part of the Burgh that was pre­vi­ously un­known to a lot of peo­ple.

For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land’s Com­mu­nity and Recre­ation Man­ager for Glas­gow, Susan Nash, said: “We want to keep giv­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity op­por­tu­ni­ties to come down and use the park dur­ing our open week­ends.

“We’re work­ing on cre­at­ing a cal­en­dar of events for Cuningar Loop for the whole com­mu­nity to enjoy when it opens next year.”

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

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