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Helix play park will give Falkirk children a treat

An artist's impression of the play park being built at the Helix Park

An artist's impression of the play park being built at the Helix Park

 

Young adventurers are in for a treat when a giant new 
playpark at the Helix opens for business.

One of the final elements of the outdoor attraction, the 
giant wooden structures making up the adventure zone will tower over the park.

Last week, Falkirk Council signed off the £377,000 tender after hearing it came in two per cent under budget.

Councillors were told the Helix Park is considered a “destination” for play and the design had to show it could cope with a large volume of use from children aged from three to 14, be as iconic as the park itself and the Kelpies, use materials in keeping with the park which were also durable and be innovative.

Rhona Geisler, director of development services, said: “This will be one of the prime play areas in Scotland and it is expected to be widely used.

“There was a lot of community consultation and feedback about what would be required.

“This product has been selected because of durability and is expected to last for 40 years.”

She added it is hoped the project, which is being part-funded by sportscotland, will be a “great” attraction for youngsters.

 

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