Barr playpark is a triumph for village- and a hit with kids

This youngster gets to grips with one of the new playpark toys
This youngster gets to grips with one of the new playpark toys

From the moment the fence came down they flooded onto the play area and gave a big “thumbs up” to the new facility.

As expected the 35-metre zip wire proved the most popular amongst the older kids but the swings and roundabouts are still the favourites with the smaller children.

Primary school children in Barr have fun on their new roundabout

Primary school children in Barr have fun on their new roundabout

The provision of the £120,000 park at the Clachan, with its 18 different elements, is a triumph for Barr Community Council and its recently formed offshoot, the Barr Parish Development Company (BPDC) the aim of which is to progress village regeneration.

The money for the park has come from Carrick Futures which has provided over £84,000 and from Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund who have provided just under £41,000. In addition, the Forestry Commission carried out vital and costly drainage work free of charge. South Ayrshire Council will maintain the park after its installation.

The park was officially opened on Friday by South Ayrshire Provost, Cllr Helen Moonie who thanked all those who had helped in the project. with special thanks to Community Councillor, Alex Tait who had driven the project forward.