Lochee Park playpark improvements – an update #dundeewestend

The City Council has updated me about the proposed commencement of the playpark improvement works at Lochee Park’s playpark as follows :
 
“Works are due to commence at the end of February and we will have signage in place in advance to give notice of the closure of the park. 
 
A laminated plan will also be put onto the noticeboard.”
 
The new playpark proposals look great and will be a huge improvement :

Lochee Park car park extension #dundeewestend

I am pleased to see the commencement of work last week on the car park extension at Lochee Park – see below :
This is good news as it will provide additional capacity and also, when the park is busy with teams, ensure the spillage of parked vehicles onto local streets is minimised. 
 
Additionally, there will be improvements to the playpark with new equipment in the fairly near future which is further good news for the area.

Lochee Park – former toilets area – grass seeding

Residents will recall that the former toilets in Lochee Park were finally demolished last November.
 
I have had a number of enquiries about the state of the site within the park where they were situated – see below :

I contacted Neighbourhood Services at the City Council about this and have now been assured that the area will be prepared and seeded in the coming weeks to add to the grassed area within Lochee Park.

Toilets in Ancrum Road demolished – at last!

Back in August of last year, I reported that residents had asked me when the now disused (and rather horrible) toilets in Ancrum Road next to the Lochee Park children’s play area, would be demolished and the council advised that demolition would take place in October (that’s October 2015!)
 
I have continually reminded council officers over many months about the delays in this happening – and they were finally demolished last week – only a full year late!    See photo (right) :
 
I am now anxious to see the area properly restored and added to Lochee Park as part of the parkland. 
 
It should be stressed that there is still public toilet provision very close by – at the Lochee Park Pavilion.