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Summer opening for new public park


The new public park being created at Ravenscraig is on schedule to open in time for the school summer holidays.

The £3.7 million park is being built by the council, as part of its plans to regenerate the former steelworks site.

It will include a play area, sensory garden, visitor hub with a disabled toilet and a cafe, events area, a network of walking and cycling routes, a multi sports pitch and an outdoor gym. A feature path will be created along the line of the historic steel strip mill, and seating areas will be located throughout the park.                                                                               

The play area will have climbing walls, swings, trampolines, bouncing discs, a climbing tower, zip slide, talk tubes, balance beams and posts, incorporating accessible facilities for children and young people with mobility issues.

“The new park is really taking shape now, and it will be a fantastic green space for residents and visitors,” said Councillor Paul Kelly, Depute Leader of the Council.

“With play areas, walking and cycling paths, an outdoor gym, seating and accessible facilities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Active travel links from the park will also connect it to other communities beyond Ravenscraig.

“As more houses are built, and the overall masterplan for the site comes to life, the park will be a key element of its ongoing regeneration.”

Local school pupils and community groups have been invited to choose the name of the new park and the play area within it, and this will be announced before the park opens in July.

Funding for the park project has come from the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Fund and the council.

Page last updated:
14 May 2021

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