The transformation of Grangemouth’s historic Zetland Park is key to the revitalisation of the town and continuing regeneration of the area around Grangemouth and Falkirk.
The new heritage-themed play park is designed for users of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair swing, inclusive roundabout, accessible boat and sensory garden.
The pump track, completed in May 2021, caters for all wheel sports including bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades and skates, from beginners to expert riders.
This is a clever use of historic heritage being highlighted in a modern context, keeping history and heritage alive for younger generations.
Caroline Clark, Director Scotland of the National Lottery Heritage Fund
Other park improvements include:
- repair and conservation of the war memorial gates and fountain, with landscaping and illumination works
- biodiversity improvements including the planting of wildflower meadows and the naturalisation of the former boating pond
- selected path upgrades
- construction of a new performance space
- regeneration of the rose garden, a community-led project
Caroline Clark, Director Scotland of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Parks and greenspace have never been more important to local communities. Incorporating a life-size replica of the Charlotte Dundas – the world’s first practical steamship and built at the now-gone Grangemouth shipyards – is a clever use of historic heritage being highlighted in a modern context, keeping history and heritage alive for younger generations.”