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Bellfield Park Benefits From Upgrade (03/06/09)
The Provost earlier today officially opened £120k of improvements in Bellfield Park which will give a new lease of life to this popular city landmark.
The park, situated by the River Ness was originally laid out as a Victorian park in 1929 and provides a welcoming public green open space with floral displays, toilets, a shop, tennis courts, pitch and putt, a five-a-side football pitch, a toddlers play pool and a well used community bandstand.
Following public consultation with local residents, user groups and schools, £60K from the Common Good Fund and £60K from the seven Inverness ward discretionary funds has been used to update play equipment for toddlers and junior children as well as installing additional seating and picnic tables, a new BBQ area, extra litter bins, an improved junior play area with a large chute and a climbing wall complex a new area with outdoor fitness equipment suitable from children and adults anda set of 7 a-side goal posts within the tennis court area.
Provost Jimmy Gray, Chairman of the Inverness City Committee who was joined by local residents, his fellow Members and children from Central, St Josephs and Bishop Eden primary schools said: “Bellfield Park is a great asset to Inverness and I am delighted that the new equipment and upgrade has given it an eagerly-awaited facelift. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the public consultation. This park is for people of all ages and interests to enjoy and their input was a great help when choosing the new equipment. I am sure the park will continue to be a popular place to relax and spend leisure time in especially over the summer months.”