Barr set for £125k new ‘Superpark’

The Barr Playground as it looks at the moment.
The Barr Playground as it looks at the moment.

Work is set to begin in September on what is being described as a new ‘Superpark’ for the village of Barr.

The new playpark which has been designed in consultation with youngsters in the village will take around four to six weeks to construct.

Featuring eighteen different elements, funding was secured for the £125,000 park thanks to £84,000 from Carrick Futures and £41,000 from the Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund.

Leading the way on the project has been community councillor Alexander Tait.

He said: “People from the Parish picked the equipment.

“We did a lot of research into other village playparks and we wanted this to have something a bit different.

“Why can’t we have the best in Barr? We are sure that once people see this open, they will be coming from other villages to try it out and it might inspire them to get similar.”

The playpark features a 35m zipslide for older children, two multi play units, twisters, a flying saucer, double zig-zags, several “springers”, flexi swings and roundabouts, a talking mobile phone and a land rover play mobile.

The playpark will be accessed through gates and a 1.2m fence will be built around its border.

A layout of the park is on display in the village store.


Alexander Tait wished to thank the village youngsters for their input, Carrick Futures and Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund for the funding, the Forestry Commission for carrying out drainage work free of charge and South Ayrshire Council for their support, in particular David Lowdon.

The council are set to maintain the park after it is installed.

The park will also feature benches so that adults can have somewhere to sit and watch their kids enjoy the numerous elements of the new superpark which is described as vibrant and modern for the village.