The National Lottery Heritage Fund have announced that they will be awarding the Zetland Park project £928k which means that the proposed £2m Zetland Park Regeneration Project will now start its delivery phase.  This news follow our announcement at the end of 2019 that sportscotland had awarded a grant of £50k to develop a pump bicycle track.

The Zetland Park Project will see new landscaping works to take place which will improve access to the war memorial, along with repair and conservation works to the gates and the neighbouring fountain which dates from when the park was gifted to the community in 1882.

The work (expected to start in Spring 2020 and be completed by Autumn 2021) will also include the construction of a permanent performance space which can be used by local groups as a seating area and classroom as well as a stage for the crowning of the Queen at the Grangemouth Children’s Day and other performances.

Other projects include: the creation of a naturalised pond on the site of the old now derelict paddling pool; an inclusive play area which will provide opportunities for all children no matter their ability or disability to play together; and the redesign and re planting of the park’s rose garden. A programme of activities and events which celebrate the heritage of the park will be held to complement the physical regeneration and will also provide opportunities for the local community to get involved in the project.

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