Park’s of­fi­cial open­ing date will be Easter

Nice and tree-sy time on March 25

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

The ma­jor wood­land park fa­cil­ity at Cuningar Loop in Ruther­glen will of­fi­cially open next Fri­day, March 25.

Al­though the park has been open at week­ends for a num­ber of months, this will mark the daily open­ing of the park.

To mark the event, For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land are hold­ing a tree dress­ing event, cel­e­brat­ing the roles trees play in our lives.

There will also be wil­low weav­ing, sto­ry­telling, felt craft and green wood work­ing over the Easter week­end.

Vis­i­tors will also be able to walk the wood­land trail to meet some of the lesser known in­hab­i­tants of Cuningar Loop.

For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land’s com­mu­nity and recre­ation man­ager for Cuningar Loop, Su­san Nash, said: “We are de­lighted to an­nounce our daily open­ing at Cuningar Loop and to mark the oc­ca­sion with our tree dress­ing event.

“We’ve got some ex­cit­ing and un­usual ac­tiv­i­ties planned through­out the day for chil­dren and adults.

“It’s the per­fect way to be­gin cel­e­brat­ing the Easter hol­i­days and find out more about our wood­lands and the sig­nif­i­cant role which they play in our lives.”

The £ 5.7mil­lion park fea­tures an Ac­tiv­ity Zone which in­cludes a bike skills park, boul­der­ing park, ad­ven­ture play and wood­land work­out area.

Su­san added: “Now that we are open daily we’ll be work­ing on cre­at­ing a cal­en­dar of events for Cuningar Loop for the whole com­mu­nity to en­joy them­selves.

“We want to make sure it’s avail­able and wel­com­ing for all the com­mu­nity, and en­cour­age as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to visit.”

Vis­i­tors should be aware that the bridge link­ing the park with the Glas­gow side of the river is not yet in place and some con­struc­tion traf­fic may still go through the park.

Cuningar Loop can be ac­cessed from Down­iebrae Road by Dal­marnock Bridge and Ruther­glen, Dal­marnock and Farme Cross.

The pro­ject is one of the ‘sus­tain­able’ Legacy 2014 pro­grammes that pro­vide last­ing and pos­i­tive legacy from the Com­mon­wealth Games which were held in Glas­gow 2014.

Climb The park is home to Scot­land’s first out­door boul­der­ing park

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