I Declare Provost’s Park Officially Open!

Monday, 29 September 2014

I had an awesome day yesterday as I, Lulu Burt, (aged two and a half) had the great honour of officially opening Provost’s Park in Bridge of Allan! M&D have been working on the re-design of the Park from even before I was born (wow!) but it was really worth the wait to see the finished park and see so many people come out for the opening. Here are some pics from my big day along with a little bit about the park and the new design…

Our daughter Lulu officially opened Provost's Park in 2014

I unveil the plaque with Gavin Drummond
and declare Provost’s park officially open!

The site of the park used to be a church, waaaaay long ago. Even before M&D were born! The corner beside the toilet has been made into the Ecclesiastical (fancy name for church) garden to reflect this and features pews from a village church as well as ecclesiastic type planting.

Provost's Park

The crowds gather in Provost’s Park

A Victorian theme was chosen for the new park to reflect Bridge of Allan being a Victorian spa town.

Lots of seating and wide paths in the park was important so locals and visitors can use the garden comfortably.

Low maintenance planting that tied in with the Victorian theme was important so that the park remains easy to manage by the wonderful Friends of Bridge of Allan who look after it.

A clever lady called Claire Gibbons designed the screens around the toilet block. They feature lovely details from around the village such as the bridge, heron, Paterson’s clock and a church window.

The entertainment on the day was from:

The plaque with my name on it

The plaque with my name on it

I had a really brilliant day and I am so excited to have a plaque with my name on it in this beautiful park. Thanks to everyone who came along to watch me carry out my duties!
Me, M&D. What a proud day!

Me, M&D. What a proud day!

Lulu xx

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