Play park with 200 capacity and 'first of its kind' sensory dome opens

The £700,000 facility has been installed at Lochore Meadows Country Park in Fife.

Fife play park with 200 capacity and ‘first of its kind’ sensory dome opens Fife Council via Supplied

Fife’s “largest play park” has been opened in time for children to enjoy over the Easter holidays.

The £700,000 facility has been installed at Lochore Meadows Country Park, and was officially opened on Thursday – just in time for the school holidays.

It features 80 different activities, including accessible paths that take youngsters through distinct zones – toddler, junior, dynamic and sensory – and is capable of hosting up to 200 children at a time.

The park includes a sensory dome, which features climbing that engages sensory play, and is the first of its kind in Scotland.

The space also features ropes, trampolines, climbing frames, and large slides.

Councillor Linda Erskine, spokesperson for communities and leisure, said the park represents “significant investment into community wellbeing”.

She said: “Having attended many meetings of the Friends of Lochore Meadows and requesting the capital funding for this project, I am truly delighted that we are now opening what will be a great facility in the park.

“This represents a significant investment in our community’s well-being and a testament to our commitment to providing accessible and inclusive recreational opportunities for everyone.

“The park will not only allow kids to be creative but also encourages social interaction and physical activity among our young people and I look forward to seeing families enjoying themselves here for years to come.”

Councillor Alex Campbell, convener for Cowdenbeath area committee added: “I am delighted to see the culmination of months of planning and collaboration come to fruition with the opening of this magnificent playpark.

“Its expansive range of activities and inclusive design reflect our dedication to creating spaces that cater to the diverse needs and interests of our community.

“I have no doubt that this park will become a cherished destination for families from near and far. It’s great to finally see this project come to life, and the smiles on the kids’ faces today reminds us why projects like this are so important.

“It’s not just a playpark; it’s a space where kids can explore, learn, and make memories that’ll last a lifetime.”

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