Family Fun at Walker Park, Inverness

New play equipment at an Inverness public park is proving a great hit with mums and dads, grannies and grandpas as well as toddlers and young people.

A Family FitnessThrough Fun project at Walker Park provides play and fitness equipment for all ages and is understood to be the first of its kind in the Highlands.

The equipment, costing £70,000, has been provided by Crown Community Association, who officially opened the equipment today (Wednesday) with the assistance of pupils from the neighbouring Crown Primary School and Millburn Academy.

This is the third successful project undertaken by Crown Community Association, who formed and ran Crown Youth Café and funded a popular skateboarding facility in Walker Park.  

Crown Community Council kicked off the fund-raising effort with a contribution of £10,000 towards the costs and the Association has also attracted funding from Lifescan; Britannia Building Society; Foundation for Sports and the Arts; Inverness Common Good Fund  and from the local councillors’ discretionary fund.

Mrs Pat Hayden, Chairman of Crown Community Association, said:  “It is a joy to see so many families at the park enjoying the wide range of play equipment we have installed. There is something for all age groups. We are particularly grateful to our Director Anna Henderson for driving this project through to a very successful conclusion and The Highland Council for their guidance and financial support. I hope our project will inspire other communities to provide this type of fitness fun for the family.”

Local Highland Council member Jimmy Gray said: “My fellow councillors, Ian Brown Ken MacLeod and I believe this is a terrific example of a local community working in partnership with the council to deliver a first class project in an area that does not have much in the way of community facilities.”

Pat Hayden can be contacted at:  Tel O1463 236969 and mobile 07799 644424

25 Jun 2008