Steele Park – A Park to be Proud Of

Published

6th July 2020

An easing of restrictions and a return to a more normal outdoor life could not have come at a better time for Forfar’s Steele Park.

The much-loved open space has enjoyed a near £100,000 rejuvenation through the hard work and dedication of the Steele Park Sub-Group - a partnership between Glensview Community Group and Viewmount Voices.

They have worked tirelessly for the past few years fundraising for the park to be renovated. The group was successful in securing £97,000 worth of funding to upgrade Steele Park from sources including - Scotia Homes, Awards For All – National Lottery, NHS Community Innovation Fund, Forfar Common Good Fund and Angus Council Housing Department.

The Steele Park Sub-Group consulted with the local community around the playpark area and local schools, asking young people and families what they would like to see in the area and what play equipment they felt was needed.

Plans were drawn up by Angus Council’s Design team based on the community “wish-list” and included a zip-wire, which proved to be a very popular request among young people.

With the funds raised and work carried out, the park re-opened at the end of June, in line with government guidelines around the COVID-19 lockdown and outdoor restrictions being eased.

In addition to those who helped fund the project, The Steele Park Sub-Group wants to thank the community, including all the young people and families who contributed to the park design and consultations. Thanks are also extended to the Council’s parks, housing, design and funding teams and Jennifer Anderson the Communities Officer that supported and led the project with the groups.

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