Path closures for Grangemouth park

Delivery of large items into Grangemouth’s historic Zetland Park this week will mean the temporary closure of some of its paths to keep people as safe as possible.

By James Trimble
Monday, 22nd February 2021, 4:55 pm

Due to the deliveries on Wednesday, which are part of ongoing regeneration work, the paths, on the side of the park nearest Abbots Road, will be closed to members of the public.

The temporary closure will affect the path that runs parallel to the Grange Burn – from the war memorial gates to the play area, the bridge access into the park opposite Wallace Street and the bridge access into the park from the Abbots Road, car park.

Work on Zetland Park’s new £360,000 all inclusive play facility began in December and more work is due to commence this year – including the creation of a £100,000 pump track.

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Pathways in Zetland Park will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, February 24

Later in the year everyone’s favourite eyesore, the paddling pond, will be transformed into a natural looking – albeit man made – water feature similar to the pond at the town’s Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre.

And the historic fountain – the only surviving remnant from the original park – will be restored to its former glory, with a replica of the mysterious missing lady sculpture returned to the top tier where it once was.

The ambitious regeneration project is seeking to not only preserve and promote the history of the park, but also to create new features.

One of the most exciting projects is the new all inclusive play area, which will feature a play friendly replica of Grangemouth’s historic paddle steamer the Charlotte Dundas.

The new pump track will be able to be enjoyed by cyclists and inline skaters and could be used by by both clubs and individuals for fun or in competitions.

A new permanent stage will be used for the annual crowning ceremony on, Grangemouth Children’s Day, of course, but it will also be able to be used all year round for official and unofficial performances and displays.

It is hoped the main capital works – including the upgrading of the park’s pathways – will be finished by September or October this year.

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