The brand new Drumfork Kids’s Playpark in Helensburgh opened its gates at this time and welcomed kids in to play on the swings for the primary time.
The opening of the playpark completes the second section of the Churchill Sq. re-generation which began with the entire refurbishment of the close by Drumfork Centre.
The challenge, which is principally funded by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, goals to learn not solely the service households who dwell domestically but additionally the broader Helensburgh and Lomond Neighborhood.
Chief govt of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Adrian Bell, mentioned: “The completion of the playpark in Churchill Sq. is the fruits of our full modernisation of the Drumfork Neighborhood Centre, which has served naval households for greater than half a century.
“It’s a essential contribution to the Royal Navy’s technique to create a house port for all submarines at Faslane.
“We all know that though one individual joins, the entire household serves and our work at Drumfork represents the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s greatest demonstration so far, of giving again to the households, whose help all these working within the Royal Navy rely on.”
Chief Petty Officer Mark Trollope headed the neighborhood park committee which led on the design of the power, with the purpose of one thing for everybody.
The park has a variety of outside play tools for youngsters of all ages, together with a wheelchair accessible swing and likewise hosts a spread of sensory play tools that present a large number of sounds, colors and textures that allow kids to study by means of play.
For younger individuals aged 14 and above, there’s an assortment of outside health tools which makes use of the most recent Smartphone know-how to scan the QR code on each bit of kit to indicate a video demonstrating the workout routines that may be carried out on each bit of equipment.
Captain Nick Gibbons, Captain of the Base at HM Naval Base Clyde, mentioned: “We’re delighted to see this incredible playpark now open, significantly following what has been a particularly difficult few months for a lot of.
“We stay extraordinarily grateful to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and all concerned within the supply of this thrilling and much-anticipated challenge which, I’m certain, will probably be loved by the entire neighborhood for a few years to return.”
The re-generation challenge, which started with the transformation of the Drumfork Centre in 2018, is linked to the joint Strategic Supply and Growth Framework settlement signed between the Ministry of Defence and Argyll and Bute Council in February 2017.
The Memorandum of Understanding commits each events to work collectively to seek out methods which the funding in HM Naval Base Clyde can profit your complete Helensburgh and Lomond neighborhood.