Hamilton’s Bothwell Road Park reopens with a Mad Hatter’s tea party

Dozens flocked to Bothwell Road Park on Saturday afternoon to witness the opening of the newly installed play equipment.

A Mad Hatters tea party and teddy bear’s picnic themed event was put on for members of the local community to celebrate, with pupils from Beckford Primary School and St. Pauls Primary School cutting the ribbon to mark the official relaunch.

The upgrade is following a community project by Bothwell Road Action Group, in which £87,000 in funding was awarded to be spent on the park.

Read more: £87,000 to be spent on Hamilton play park

Councillor Davie McLachlan said: “I’m absolutely delighted, it looks absolutely fantastic and I’m also delighted with the turn out. I’m hopeful that this will be a sign of good things to come because we’ve got some money left, we’ve got quite a bit of money left and we’re going to use that money to match fund to enhance different projects.

“We’ve got the band stand here, and there’s a few historic statues that are in the park, with really historical significance, so we can tap in to some cultural money, hopefully, and we can use the existing money we have got left to match fund. Who knows, we may have some more play equipment, but certainly there is lots more still to come, so we are looking forward to that.”

The afternoon saw entertainment from Universal Connections’ ‘Boogie Bus’, and an interactive owl display from Owl magic, as well as a Mad Hatters tea cup hunt for the younger attendees.




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