We are delighted to announce that the new Bargarran Interactive Play Park will officially be open to the community on Sunday 23 May 2021 from 11am.
It is situated at Barrhill Road, Erskine, to the side of Bargarran and St John Bosco Primary School Joint Campus and directly across from the Bargarran community centre.
To celebrate its opening, Erskine Youth Council and Renfrewshire Council’s Youth Services team will be on site from 11am-2pm to welcome children, families and young people, chat with community members and give socially distanced demos on how to use the interactive play equipment.
They will also be looking for feedback from the community on what they would like to see happen in the future and, best of all, children and young people visiting will receive a free goody bag – although there’s only 150 available so be quick.
It is extremely important Coronavirus restrictions are adhered too at all times to keep everyone safe, including meeting up with a maximum of eight people from eight households, physically distancing from others and following the FACTS advice. Free masks and hand sanitiser will also be available for those attending.
What’s in the new play park?
The new play park has been planned and built to be fully inclusive for children and young people of all abilities. The ‘Interactive Sona Arch’ and ‘Memo Activity Zone’ is an interactive playset with an educational twist, which allows for various active and fun games to be played. This interactive equipment has been designed for Primary 5+, but they provide fun for all of the family to get involved.
You will find the ‘Interactive Fono DJ Booth’ situated beside the youth shelter which provides the perfect hang out spot for teens to chill and mix music with friends. If young people are feeling ready for exercise, we have got them covered with an outdoor jungle gym or if seeking adventure why not try out the ‘Flying Fox’ – we know we will be!
Check out the YALP interactive play equipment before your visit.
Sona Arch: https://youtu.be/cnHdSX4pT24
Fono DJ Booth: https://youtu.be/roRvt37B7cI
Memo Activity Zone: https://youtu.be/tOZnHkfRPUY
How did this come to fruition?
This is a project EYC members and the Community Learning and Development (CLD) team have been involved in since 2019, carrying out youth consultation surveys in schools within Erskine and its surrounding areas which reached over 500 children and young people.
Then we applied for funding to Renfrewshire Council’s Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund and thankfully were granted our funding which allowed us to move on to the planning stages.
We have been so lucky to have been able to work alongside equipment suppliers Jupiter Play and Yalp, as well as Renfrewshire Council staff, to meet the needs and ideas that came from young people. We are proud to be part of the Erskine community and are so happy to have been able to provide this new, positive resource for other young people to use.
We hope to see everyone enjoying the new play park once it opens on Sunday 23 May from 11am!