Play Areas

There are around 50 play areas in Inverclyde, the majority of which have re-opened.

The play area at the Walled Garden in Gourock is now also open, this has a toilet and hand washing facilities in the event someone touches the animals.

Due to movement of the animals at the start and end of the day the opening hours will be 9am - 4.30pm, 7 days a week, until further notice.

Quarrier Street in Greenock, remains closed due to construction.

There are signs in place reminding people to use hand sanitiser before and after they use the equipment and follow the 2m (6 feet) social distancing guidelines.

Inverclyde Council has developed a Play Area Strategy to ensure that children across the district, wherever they live, have a play area nearby.

It has been long established that play has developmental benefits and helps keep children healthy and fosters social interaction and inclusion. In addition to being fun it lays the foundation for the solving of complex problems and helps develop an awareness of risk and danger.

Older children need a place to ‘hang out’. Such meeting points are for young people who consider themselves too old to play and who instead want a place to meet their friends, chat and have some fun. The range of play provision is designed to cater for different age groups and those with special needs.

If you wish to report any issues regarding a local authority play area please contact us detailing the nature of the enquiry and the location details.

Follow the external link to view a Google map containing a layer showing the location of play areas in Inverclyde.

The map also contains layers showing the following:

  • Parks and recreation grounds
  • Outdoor sports facilities that are available for public hire (incl. contact numbers for further information).
Play Area Jacobs Drive
Jacobs Drive Play Area

Page last updated: 22 July 2020