OVER £140,000 will be spent revamping Carluke’s Moor Park with a range of new equipment designed to suit toddlers and older children.
Plans to upgrade the park facilities, in Belstane Road, have been in the pipeline for more than a year.
Following consultation with local youngsters, which helped contributed to the design, South Lanarkshire Council will begin building the new playpark and be responsible for its maintenance. Work is planned to start in August and, weather permitting, should be completed within eight weeks.
The council has contributed £72,000 to the Moor Park project with a further £72,000 being sourced by Carluke Development Trust through the Renewable Energy Fund.
Carluke councillor, Provost Eileen Logan, has played a key role in developing the Moor Park project.
She said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We have now got a facility that can be used not only by toddlers, but also kids that are a wee bit older.
“The Wee Moss playpark in the town is great for toddlers, but we had to try and cater for more families in Carluke.
“I have two granddaughters, aged eight and 12, and I’m sure there will be something for them in the new park.
“The facility is going to be absolutely superb. We could have had a quick fix, but we have taken our time and I am really excited by this development. I hope people will look after it and enjoy it.”
The plans include a large multi-unit with slide, new swings, a zip slide, roundabout and spinner.
A new path will be also be created, providing improved access for buggies and wheelchair users, along with additional seating and litter bins.
Carluke Development Trust’s development manager Kathleen Feeney, who helped secure the Renewable Energy Fund cash, added: “As a parent living locally, I think the more facilities we can have in our town the better.”