Local children in north Edinburgh can now enjoy playing together outdoors thanks to a new play park recently installed at Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council’s Pennywell Living development in Edinburgh.
To celebrate the opening of the new park, pupils at local Pirniehall Primary were invited down to try out the new space to enjoy the slides, swing sets and mini-spiders web, playing together in a safe and fun environment.
Set within the housing development, the shared park fosters a sense of community and offers an opportunity for families to socialise within the neighbourhood while their children enjoy playing outdoors.
By installing the park, developer Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council hope it encourages socialising between both the children and adults at Pennywell Living, allowing them to get to know their neighbours and make friends with those living around them.
Neil McKay, managing director at Urban Union said: “Having the chance to play outside is so important for children for a number of reasons. Running around in the fresh air is fantastic for their health and well-being, while meeting new kids and making friends to play with is a great way to learn social skills that will be vital to them later in life.
“Located in the hub of the community, the play park features a range of colourful equipment that children will love to explore. The park is a safe and fun place for kids to play together in the community.
“As Pennywell Living is near great local primary schools we are sure that the new play park is going to prove popular with the children in neighbouring developments and we hope that the park will provide a sense of community and allow residents to get to know each other.”
Ross Neilson of Pirnhiehall Primary School, said: “We are grateful to Urban Union for inviting our pupils along to try out the new play park. The children have had a fantastic time road testing all the new features – I’m sure the park will be well used by local children – obviously once they’ve done all their homework!”
The extensive Pennywell development is the result of a partnership between award-winning housebuilders Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council.
Following the success of Phase 2, Urban Union launched the third phase of Pennywell Living in July, offering a range of apartments and family homes to househunters in Edinburgh.
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