Years of dedicated community fundraising were rewarded with glorious sunshine and hundreds of happy faces at the opening of the new Roseangle playpark.
Children and parents poured into the Magdalen Green park following its £160,000 revamp.
Sharon Dickie, who has led the Friends of Magdalen Green project, said: “The park is absolutely heaving with kids. It’s very good and should be a great asset for the area.
“Now kids can get up and climb on all this stuff they have seen take shape and won’t have to stare though fences at it any longer.
“Kids these days are seen as playing too many computer games and not getting out enough we’re hoping this will get children outside and playing and having fun locally, and not having to get into a car and go somewhere.Photo gallery: Sunny start for Roseangle playpark“We hope too that it’s a focal point, kids can meet and there are benches for other people to sit and enjoy themselves.
“It’s hoped this will inspire people in other areas to build the same thing.
“It’s difficult but definitely do-able, and it’s a good thing for the community.”
Councillors and Minister for Health, Wellbeing and Sport Shona Robison opened the park after almost two years securing community funding and three months construction.
Local West End Councillor Richard McCready said: “I am delighted to see the refurbished playpark opening.
“This is a magnificent achievement by the local parents who decided that they wanted to improve the facility. Well done to everyone concerned.
“I have been pleased to support this campaign from day one. I hope that the playpark will be well used by local residents and will be much-loved by young people,” he added.
“I hope that the council and local residents elsewhere in the city will be inspired to look at how play facilities in their area can be refurbished. Every child in the city should have easy access to great play facilities.”
Work began at the start of the year and was a joint fundraising effort by Dundee City Council and the Friends of Magdalen Green.
The Friends, sportscotland, Play Scotland Active Places, SUSTRANS, Sir Robert McAlpine and Dundee City Council raised £160,000.
Kilmac and Tayside Contracts agreed to do their parts of the construction “at cost” to help the community-led project, and contractors Sir Robert McAlpine have also offered to do the demolition.