Work on tots’ park starts in July
CONSTRUCTION of the under-fives’ play park at Atlantis Leisure will get under way this summer.
Chairwoman of Friends of Oban Community Playpark Lyndsay Elliot revealed that building will start on July 17, and it will take approximately five weeks to complete, weather depending.
The contract of the build was awarded to Wicksteed - the same company that built the adjacent five-to-15s’ play park and the garden area at Atlantis Leisure.
The park will feature a number of locally-themed activities, with some aimed at helping those taking their first steps.
The project is being delivered in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council and Atlantis Leisure.
There will be a chance for a youngster to etch his or her name into the play park’s history books in June, as Scottish Sea Farms will be running a ‘name the ship’ competition.
The friends raised a total of £100,000 in order to pay for the children’s play park.
This was possible thanks to Suez Communities Trust, Crerar Hotels Trust, Scottish Sea Farms, Oban Common Good Fund and many donations from local people and businesses.
In order to mark the completion of the park, the friends will be hosting a party alongside Atlantis Leisure, which happens to celebrate its 25th birthday this year.
The joint party will take place on October 1, will be free to attend and open to everyone - from ‘grannies to babies’.
The playpark should take about five weeks to complete, with work planned to start on July 17.