Falkirk Council: Plans to upgrade more play parks

More plans are being made to upgrade play areas across Falkirk district – and Falkirk Council is looking for local views on how best to improve them.

By Kirsty Paterson, Local Democracy Reporter
Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 12:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2022, 1:01 pm

The improvement plans are part of the rolling programme to upgrade or create new playparks over the next five years.

Consultation is now open on the council’s website for residents to tell them what they would like to see at Limerigg Park and South View, Stenhousemuir – also known as the Valley Park.

The council is also looking to create a new play area at Kinnigars Park in Bo’ness, in a bid to ensure that all households can access an open space containing a play space within walking distance of their homes.

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The work is partly funded by the Council’s rolling capital programme – around £85,000 a year. However, additional funding has been provided through the Scottish Government’s Play Renewal Fund.

Now in its second year, the five-year play renewal fund allocated £147,000 for the last financial year and £145,000 for this year.

A council spokesperson said: “Last year we upgraded play areas in Avonbridge and Standburn.

“This year we’re focussing on play areas at Kinningars Park, Bo’ness, Laurieston Public Park, Limerigg Park and at South View. This suite of surveys is to help inform the briefs we will pass to play designers in due course.”