Eden Park official opening

Liz Scott from the Buchan Development Parnership cut the ribbon at the open day
Liz Scott from the Buchan Development Parnership cut the ribbon at the open day

The sun shone brightly as hundreds of families turned out for the grand opening of the new and improved Eden Park in Peterhead recently.

The Eden Park Project Committee have spent two years working in conjunction with the local council and Peterhead’s community to develop a safe and stimulating play park for children of all ages to enjoy.

Speaking on behalf of the committee, Cheryl Lawrence welcomed everyone to the open day, held on Monday, July 6, and said: “This is a park built for by the community for the community.

“We want to thank everyone who has played a part in getting us here today; members of the local council, local businesses, organisations, initiatives and most importantly to local individuals who have generously dedicated their time and resources to helping us finally have a play park that Peterhead can be proud of.”

Cheryl added: “I hope you are all as happy with the results as we are.’

Peterhead councillor, Alan Gardiner, attended the opening and said: “The council and the community have worked hard together to go well beyond all expectations and I’m sure you will all agree that this is a tremendous facility and I want to thank all those involved; a big well done.”

The ribbon was then held by two young enthusiasts of the park, David Josiah West and Joshua James Lawrence, to be cut by Liz Scott from the Buchan Development Partnership marking the Eden Park officially open to all.

The Eden Park Open Day was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 4 but it had to postponed due to wet weather conditions.