The eibe designed playground at Pringle Park in Scotland has been recognised at an awards ceremony in Dumfries, Scotland.
The annual Nancy Ovens Awards take place each year and celebrate the life and work of the M.B.E, who campaigned for a child’s basic right to play. Nancy believed passionately in the importance of play for children and young people and dedicated her energy and time throughout her life to achieve acknowledgement of this.
The Awards are made in recognition and celebration of innovative and high quality outdoor play experiences for children and also feature in the Scottish Government’s Play Strategy for Scotland.
eibe was thrilled that Pringle Park won an award, as it is one of our most inspirational playspaces in Scotland. The scheme features a large bespoke climbing piece in the middle of three circular platforms, as well as loads of different play items that cater for children of varying ages, from toddlers to teens. Other stand-out products include a tailor-made stone-set ‘dry river bed’, alongside large hill embankment slides and reclaimed stone from a local quarry which helps to create the more natural play features.
A significant and contributory factor to the success of the £120,000 scheme was the Community Group driving the project. The SPP (Selkirk Playpark Project) had secured Big Lottery Funding for the project and invested in some top range robinia products.