Public offered preview of park restoration
AN OPEN day is being held in a North-east part ahead of a major restoration project.
Duthie Park is hosting the event on Sunday, August 14, which will feature displays of how the revamp of the historic Aberdeen site is going to look in the future, as well as providing families with a good day out.
The £5.3 million restoration is intended to return the park to its original design and was based on archeological surveys.
Many of the original features of the Victorian park are going to be restored, including the ponds being put back into use and fountain being repaired.
A £2.5m National Lottery grant is helping to pay for the work.
The event will take place between noon and 4pm.
Friends of Duthie Park chairman Tony Dawson said: “This will be an opportunity to celebrate the park as it is now prior to the refurbishment. Many people know there is major work to be undertaken without necessarily being aware of all that is involved.
“We will have a powerpoint display of the planned work and there will be guided tours around the park explaining the details of the restoration, which is substantial.”
The park was gifted to Aberdeen city in 1881 by Lady Elizabeth Duthie.
She purchased the former Arthurseat Estate for £30,000.