Work began this week on Catherine Street inclusive park and community garden.

The park is for the whole community to enjoy and has been designed to offer better accessibility with safe pathways, sociable seating and imaginative and inclusive play equipment with space for activities and storytelling. A community garden complete with sensory planting, raised beds and newly planted, native trees will also feature within the park.

Dr Andy Zieleniec, Chair of Include Us said: “We are delighted to bring wheelchair accessible play equipment to the centre of Dumfries but it’s important to explain that Catherine Street park is not just a disabled play park. The vision for the space is for it to be a shared community space for everyone, regardless of age or ability”.

We are hoping the park will be ready to open in early November with community activities planned to welcome everyone to the new, inclusive community space.

We are also looking for volunteers to help support the upkeep of the park and the delivery of community activities and would invite anyone interested to get in contact.

October 2018 Newsletter

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December 2018 Newsletter

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