Foot­fall in­creases at the park

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Jonathan Ged­des

Castlemilk Park has seen in­creased foot­fall over the past year.

The wood­land area’s com­mu­nity wood­land of­fi­cer be­lieves the in­crease is due to closer ties be­tween the park and the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

More than 100 events have taken place at the park be­tween April 2017 and March 2018, with the most pop­u­lar be­ing last Oc­to­ber’s pumpkin fes­ti­val, which at­tracted over 2000 peo­ple.

S t u a r t W h i t t a k e r, com­mu­nity wood­land of­fi­cer at the park, said: “The in­creased foot­fall at Castlemilk Park is a pos­i­tive sign that adults and chil­dren in the com­mu­nity en­joy spend­ing a larger per­cent­age of their time out­doors.

“This is an area of re­gen­er­a­tion in Castlemilk, so it is im­por­tant for us to con­tinue to com­mu­ni­cate and en­gage with res­i­dents and other com­mu­nity groups so they are aware of the events and ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place through­out the year and con­tinue to make use of their nat­u­ral sur­round­ings.”

Visit www. face­book. com/CastlemilkParkPro­ject for more in­for­ma­tion on ac­tiv­i­ties at the park.

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