Dock Park Gets Into Summer Mode

Dock Park Summer Mode
Cllr Martin at planting with school children

Over the past few months Dock Park in Dumfries has been preparing for the new season.

In early March the Peoples Project and our Council continued from last year’s tree planting success and again planted 8 new trees in the park supported by 8 different groups and schools. Trees were sponsored and planted by;

• Incredible Edibles
• Church of Scotland Nithsdale Guilds
• U3A
• The Peoples Project
• Laurieknowe Primary
• Loreburn Primary School
• Lincluden Primary School
• Malory Nurseries

In late March Friends of Dock Park (with funding and support from Sustrans and the Stove) installed a memorial whale bench in memory of the Norwegian refugees who resided in Dumfries during the second world war. Friends of the Dock Park also carried out a spring clean at the beginning of April to tidy up the signs and other items within the park.
The park activities and Café also opened for the summer and you can now access the trampolines, crazy-golf, putting and bowls as well as grabbing a refreshment from the Café.

On Easter Sunday, Event Vision is running an Easter Family Fun Day for all the family with inflatables, face painting, meet the Easter bunny and much more.

The Chair of Communities Committee, Cllr Andy Ferguson said;

“Dock Park is such a great place and it is a great to see so many wonderful projects, groups and individuals using the park. I would like to commend the work of the volunteers who have assisted us with the Dock Park in recent years. Long may it continue.”

Vice Chair Cllr John Martin commented;

“We have a strong relationship with stakeholders in and around the park. The bench and the ‘spring clean’ events are a clear sign of this. All we need now is a decent summer season weather-wise to allow locals and visitors alike to utilise the park.”