New Adventures to be had at Tiree Playpark

After a temporary closure to install new equipment, the play park in Crossapol recently reopened to the public.

Sporting a new Ocean Star play unit, multi-goal with gymnastic bar, small cradle swings and two flat seated swings, we’ve already seen children enjoying the new pieces in the sunny Tiree weather!

All of the safety matting has been replaced as well with new turf installed underneath and is reported to be growing well.

The play park was originally built and opened in 2006 with the original main swings and see-saw. The climbing frame was installed in 2008. The roundabout was added in 2012, and the zip wire added in December 2012. Each item of the play park has a limited life unfortunately – asides the most recent replacements, the original roundabout and see-saw were replaced back in 2019. Costs for each piece of equipment are large, with the total of this year’s renovation around £30,000 when the VAT, transport and installation costs are included.

We are very grateful to all the people both on and off the Island who have donated. We are going to erect a sign at the Park which will list our major sponsors, and a donations box at the Park is ready to help fund future repairs and replacements. Donations can also be sent to Tiree Community Business, The Island Centre, Crossapol, PA77 6UP.

We would like to thank Iain Munn and his team for installing the new equipment quickly and efficiently, and Argyll Community Housing Association for their continued arrangement of the ground maintenance. It is thanks to the continued efforts of the community that the play park remains a safe and up-to-date environment for both the islanders and our visitors.

Tiree Community Business are always happy to accept new donations that will continue to help the play park thrive.