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Fun day marks opening of city park adventure play area

10/10/2013
Young People / Funding / Sport and physical activity
Over 6,000 people attended a fun day at Inshes Park in Inverness to launch new adventure play equipment thanks to funding from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund.

The first phase of Inshes Park was opened last year by The Highland Council and a community based group, Inshes Community Association, took on the task of raising funds to add some stunning equipment to rival the best in the country.  The Community Association raised £330,000, including £94,000 from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund, and the contractors have been busy setting up the new equipment over the last few weeks – to the excitement of many local youngsters who have been testing it already!

Instead of a formal opening the association decided to organise a fun day on 5 October 2013 to celebrate the occasion which included a chance to try out Segways, mini Highland Games, a climbing wall, bouncy castle and inflatable chute. The permanent kit was there for everyone too – a scaled down version of Inverness Castle to climb on, zip wire,  double space net, swings,  multi-purpose climbing tower, spinning dishes, and a parkour free running course.

Inshes Park fun day in Inverness 05 October 2013

The Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund is a £10 million fund to help build or upgrade places within communities where people can go to get active or take part in sport.

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