Play Area improvements 2022/23

Closes 31 Aug 2022

Opened 28 Jul 2022


SBC is investing over £4 million in Play Areas and Outdoor Community Spaces over a seven year period.  The intention is to improve community wellbeing and enhance outdoor activity for children and young people inclusive of all levels of ability.   SBC currently has 187 play parks ranging from smaller local areas of play to destination play parks.  A programme of investment has been developed based on previous improvements to play areas and community spaces to provide children and young people with meaningful play opportunities.   To help ensure this is achieved, play areas will include items that are accessible for all such as wheelchair roundabouts, trampolines, ramped multi plays, basket swings and play panels.

The four play areas to be invested in this year are in The Green in Gavinton, Jenny Moore's Road in St Boswells, The Orchard in Newstead and Bog Park in Selkirk.  Conversations are currently taking place in these communities to find out what improvements people would like to see in the play areas.  People can also have their say on the development of these play areas through this consultation. 

Why your views matter

SBC would like your views of how the play areas can be improved to help shape the future of these play areas for children and young people. 

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children and Young People