Lauder play park gets diamond seal

Lauder Diamond Jubilee Park Opening. Cll. David Parker joins in the fun at the Diamond Jubilee playpark.
Lauder Diamond Jubilee Park Opening. Cll. David Parker joins in the fun at the Diamond Jubilee playpark.
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a RANGE of sporting and physical activities marked the unveiling of Lauder’s new state-of-the-art playpark on Monday afternoon.

And appropriately, the new facility was named the Diamond Jubilee Play Park when it was officially opened by Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker.

The member for Leaderdale and Melrose was ably assisted at the ceremony by Lauder Primary School’s Citizen of the Year, primary seven pupil Jake Mirley.

To mark the occasion, the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust arranged a series of fun events at the park, which replaces previous facilities now required for a new health centre in the town.

Activities included an Olympic inflatable, an assault course, cycle races, cricket coaching, five-a-side football and athletics events.

The playpark and its accompanying floodlit training area are part of a £500,000 SBC development of the area which will include a new sports pavilion, due for competion later this year. s