Eoropie Dunes Park
This 4 acre site is a haven for wildlife but also an exciting play space with fun for all the family.
Facilities at the park include:
- fully fenced traditional playground
- free play area with embankment slide, zipwire, climbing frame
- adventure trail
- skateboard area,
- basketball and football zone,
- maze, teepee, playhouse and tunnels,
- nature trail
- streams, sand dunes, flat grassy areas
- picnic tables and parking
- and much more!
Each year we add more items of interest. Recent additions include:
Cone climber, mini-digger, dry stream bed made from mosaic stepping stones (see picture)
For more information on the park see www.eoropiedunespark.co.uk
NEW DEVELOPMENT - 2013
Come and have even more fun!
An exciting new development to the park has been funded by the BIG Lottery fund - Community Spaces Scotland. New equipment has been installed in the park. Most of the work was completed by June so the equipment was ready for the children to play on during the school holidays. A replacement slide was added in September and a new outdoor classroom/gazebo will be completed soon.
The children say they love the new equipment - especially the train, rotabounce and the big canelever swing. Come down to the park to try them out!
Watch this space for updates!
NEW EQUIPMENT in 2012
BACKGROUND TO NEW PROJECT FOR GAIN
The park was opened in 2002 so the equipment is now 10 years old - and some of it is looking its age! We are working up a new project and hope to attract new funding to develop the park -by replacing some equipment and adding some new features.
Last year GAIN conducted a survey which showed 100% of users, school children and members of the community who were surveyed support this initiative. A first stage bid to the Big Lottery has been successful and we developed our ideas over spring/summer 2012 and ran some pilot activities to inform our second stage application for funding which was submitted in October 2012.
GAIN recieved new funding from BIG Lottery in March 2013 for new equipment and activities to encourage greater use of the park!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING ALL THE NEW EQUIPMENT IN AND WE HAVE STARTED AN EXCITING TIMETABLE OF ACTIVITIOES FOR ALL AGES IN AND AROUND THE PARK.
ACTIVITIES AT THE PARK
Over the Summer of 2012 GAIN held a number of pilot Activity Days. Some were for Family Fun like the Teddy Bears Picnic on 28th April, others involved Green Gym Activities where people volunteered to help with physical activities to benefit the environment in and around the park.
GAIN has had several Mini-Gym Activities where a few volunteers have planted willows and painted the timber of the fences and bridges. GAIN also has a successful Clean Up where volunteers young and old cleaned out litter from the streams and around the park.
Look out for details of further activities for 2013 in Fios, the local community newspaper, or contact Gail 01851 810 518 or Joanne 01851 810 357. Or come back here to see what is happening!