Sutcliffe Play Scotland has worked with Culcabock and Drakies Community Council to create a challenging, dynamic adventure playground for children in Inverness. Choosing playground equipment from the Sutcliffe Play range helped with the consultation process to achieve this.
The company was tasked with creating a playground at Drakies Park which would meet the aspirations of the community and local children, following a whole community survey by the Community Council which highlighted a lack of good quality play facilities for young people
Sucliffe Play Scotland and Culcabock and Drakies Community Council held a consultation event with 68 children from the local primary school, during which they watched videos, took part in table discussions and pasted catalogue images into scale plans of the area.
The exercise was followed up with questionnaires, the results of which helped Sutcliffe Play Scotland create a design based on the requirements of the children and the community.
The playground features challenging, physical equipment including a trampoline, an exciting Playzone climbing unit and a ‘sling shot’, a dynamic piece of equipment for fast play which includes a rope swing for sitting or standing and overhead handles for children to hang and spin around.
“Sutcliffe Play Scotland delivered and installed the equipment on time and within budget and the area is now a hive of activity for young people, not only from our own housing estate but from other parts of Inverness,” says Etta MacKay, Chairman of Culcabock and Drakies Community Council.
“Throughout the process Sutcliffe were helpful and accommodating and we would be happy to consider them in any future venture”