New Camperdown Play Area Opened

New Camperdown Play Area Opened Image


Lord Provost Ian Borthwick joined local children to help open more than £400,000 worth of improvements to the play area at Camperdown Country Park on Friday (October 5).

The former boating pond at the park has been filled in and transformed into a large inclusive place to play based around a boat-shaped structure, reminiscent of ‘the Galleons’ which were removed in 2001.

Additional play equipment and landscaping, which includes a wheelchair inclusive boardwalk and planting have been introduced. The play area has been resurfaced using sand, bark and grass.

Children from Camperdown and St Clement’s primaries helped the Lord Provost to celebrate the opening.

Lord Provost Ian Borthwick said: “This new play area is a superb addition to one of our most popular local attractions.

“I am pleased that it reflects the nautical tradition of Camperdown and also the popular play facilities of the past.”

Neighbourhood Services Convener Kevin Cordell said: “Play is a key part of every child’s development and social life and this latest round of work highlights our commitment to supporting and enhancing play opportunities in Dundee.”

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