Improvement plans for Dawson Park

Improvement plans for Dawson Park Image

Proposals for a ten-year improvement works programme in the Dawson Park area will be put to Neighbourhood Services Committee.

Dundee City Council has already invested £270,000 in a 2G synthetic multi-purpose sports pitch and fencing earlier this year.

A consultation process from the sports pitch installation highlighted other suggested changes to the park from local residents, subject to funding availability.

The potential improvements have been categorised into three time scales.

Suggested short term upgrades would take place over the next two years. Projects include a review of parking provision, tree planting, fencing, installation of trim trail equipment, cherry trees, new planters, and improved entrance access.

Proposals between two and five years would restore the fountain, redesign planting locations, renew path edging, create a wildflower area, and restore the long jump area with new fencing.

Longer term improvements outlined are the visibility of the pedestrian path network, upgrade the West Pavilion and development of the community facility, install a skate park, MUGA pitch and climbing wall, and explore a dog friendly zone for the park.

Convener of Neighbourhood Services Committee, Councillor Anne Rendall, said: “The proposals for the regeneration of Dawson Park are very exciting.

“The continued consultation process will directly involve local residents and help to enhance the park further, picking up from the impressive work recently carried out on the 2G multi-use sports pitch.”

A number of completed projects have been carried out in the Dawson Park area since the 2004 plans.

Previous developmental works included a new play area, relocation of the demonstration garden, installation of adult gym equipment, installation of a pedestrian crossing on Arbroath Road, a new path and toilet refurbishments.

The Neighbourhood Services Committee meets on Monday (18th November).

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