Work begins on new Beach Playpark

Artists impression of the proposed Aberdeen Beach playpark redesign

HERRAS fencing has gone up in preparation for work starting on the new beach playpark area.

The playpark was given planning permission in December 2023 along with other amenities as part of a beach park and events park with supporting blue badge parking, as part of the City Centre and Beach Masterplan which is designed to reinvigorate the areas culturally and economically, attracting people to spend time in them.

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This first phase of works would upgrade the green spaces which already attract visitors to the area while providing a higher quality environment and broadening the range of activities which can be enjoyed at the beach.

  • The beach park area, at the south end of the site, will focus on a variety of landscaped play and sports areas with built structures including a gateway building, a hub building, two canopies, and a play structure called The Rope Factory.
  • The car park and junction will be from Links Road and would provide dedicated blue badge parking spaces to the beach park area.
  • The events park, at the Beach Ballroom end of the site, will have several structures including a canopy and an amphitheatre building.

There will also be additional public realm and landscaping at the site which will be covered under Permitted Development.

The City Centre and Beach Masterplan is designed to capitalise on the built and natural assets of the area which is a tourism priority in its own right and will continue to be in demand as people seek safe, outdoor, wildlife, and active experiences. The beach area is also an intrinsic component of the Aberdeen Coastal Trail, and the wide variety of tourism offer that includes nature, golf, maritime history, and dolphin watching.

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