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Friends Of The Den secure new equipment for Turriff play park


By Kirsty Brown

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Friends Of The Den are excited to reveal that they have secured another new and highly requested item for the Haughs play park.

Costing over £36,000 the group are incredibly grateful to the former Winter Wonderland committee, The Land Trust, Formartine Area Committee, Formartine Rural Partnership, St Congan's Lodge and Turriff Thistle football club for all of their support in raising the necessary funds, as well as those who continue to support their ongoing fundraising efforts.

Expected to be installed later in the month, the newest addition to the popular play park will be a two storey play deck which has been custom designed to meet the requests of regular visitors to the park.

It will feature two chutes - a small one for younger children and a larger wavy one as well as a climbing wall for toddlers, a sliding pole and climbing rope for older children and a number of other features which are sure to excite young visitors.

Friends Of The Den have raised enough money to get a play deck installed in the Haughs playpark.
Friends Of The Den have raised enough money to get a play deck installed in the Haughs playpark.

Chairperson Morag Lightning said:"The new Kompan play deck will be getting installed the week of October 19, and we are super excited to see it installed.

"We secured the funding from various groups, whom we all thank.

"We hope everyone is as excited as we are."

Friends Of The Den formed in 2018 with the aim of improving the play park for both local youngsters and families visiting from further afield, and so far they have been successful in securing various new pieces of play equipment including spring animals, an accessible roundabout and a sensory board.

Locals will be delighted to know that the donkey which was vandalised earlier in the summer has now been restored and is once again bringing joy to the children in the park.

Friends Of The Den are encouraging visitors to the park to do their bit by making sure that they either appropriately dispose of or take home any litter, and they've extended their thanks to the various groups and individuals who have taken part in litter picks to keep the area as tidy as possible.



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