Glasgow Parks and Playgrounds will receive £1.5m for upgrades

IMPROVEMENTS to Glasgow’s parks are due to take place with £1.5m to spend.

The works include playgrounds, new walking and cycling routes, sports and play equipment and the planting of trees.

The money is allocated to local partnerships to endorse projects in parks in their area.

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Six of the areas in the region are being asked to approve the plans this week.

It includes nearly £90,000 for parks in the East Center area.

Proposals include spending £17,500 at Greenfield Park on new active travel routes to support walking and wheeling, and bulb and wildflower planting and tree planting.

Budhill Park will receive £37,000 for the children’s outdoor play area.

An additional £14,500 is planned for Lethamhill Road Playground and Greenspace for work on entrances, railings, benches and woodland management.

Springburn / Robroyston Neighborhood Parks will receive £81,800 for the work, including £48,000 for community engagement work to come up with costed proposals which could include children’s play, supporting volunteering, tree planting trees, heritage, biodiversity and active travel.

Another £24,000 is earmarked for children’s play areas.

Southside Central will receive £74,000 for a range of works including replacing and painting play equipment and replacing play area carpets at Riccarton Street Park.

Repairs and painting of the fence and new boards and nets on the basketball court worth £27,000 are planned.

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Bulb planting at Riccarton Street and at Calder Street and Brennan Street will take place.

An outdoor table tennis table will cost £5,000 and the Balvicar Street play area will receive a contribution to a wider funding package to support a full refurbishment.

Newlands/Auldburn Parks will receive £60,800, with work including replacement of flagstones and steps in the area to improve walking and running spaces, more planting of wildflowers and bulbs and improvements to the lighting.

Pollok Country Park will see renovations to the existing dinosaur heads near the Fairy Garden and add an additional one at a cost of £4,000.

Newlands Park will receive £800 to supply and install a tool storage container to support Friends of Newlands Park in their volunteering activity.

In Ballieston, £54,900 has been allocated, including £24,000 to Broomhouse Park for walking and active wheelchair travel connecting local roads and new bike racks.

Sherbourne Park and Barrachnie Park will also have active travel routes as well as planting bulbs and wildflowers, planting trees, creating wetland habitats and managing surface water, at a cost of £15 £000 each.

Hillhead will receive £49,000, primarily to fund increasing the scope of the playground renovation project with new equipment.

Tree planning in North Woodside Road and Mayhill Road and new plants and shrubs will receive £3,600.

Details of projects in other areas will be revealed in the coming weeks.