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Cowan Park Playground

July 20, 2018

Cowan Park, Barrhead in East Renfrewshire


Wicksteed successfully tendered for this project which initially required a big, steel centrepiece but with no particular theme.  After working very closely with our designers a space theme was decided upon and a fantastic bespoke, double Matrix multi-play system was created.

The overall aim of the new play area, which has been installed adjacent to the toddler play area already in place, was to provide a wide range of play equipment mainly for the older age range, but to include as many inclusive items as possible.

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Customer Comment:  “We recently upgraded the play area in Cowan Park Barrhead with an overall budget of £200k. After carrying out extensive consultation with various user groups and the local community in conjunction with our colleagues in Community Planning, it was decided that we wanted to create a dynamic play area in order to supplement the existing facility which was mainly geared towards the toddler age group.

The newly created dynamic facility includes a double zip wire, sensory area including musical instruments, central climbing unit with 6metre high slides, various types of swings and trampoline. The feedback from the local community has been extremely positive with numerous written compliments from the local community who are delighted to be able to enjoy this new fantastic facility.”  Adrian Baines.



Written by: Andy Prentice
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