RIGSIDE’S new £96,000 playpark was packed with 50 excited school children just five minutes after its construction was completed.
The eagerly-awaited facility in Muirfoot Road got swamped by Rigside Primary pupils coming out of school at five past three on Friday, April 25.
“The playpark was packed as soon as the school emptied,” said Rigside Playparks Group secretary Linda Ferguson.
“The kids are absolutely delighted with this playpark, which we want to be a lasting and valuable asset to the community.”
The youngsters were thrilled to see a replacement for the delapidated former playpark built way back in 1996 – which vandalism and general wear and tear had reduced to four swings and a tyre.
But the upgraded site now boasts a tyre swing, zip slide, four swings, toddler adventure area with chute, climbing area, see-saw, ‘springy’, climbing frame and new matting.
“This new playpark was desperately needed,” Linda said.
The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by freelance photographer Andrew Wilson.