Duthie Park Restoration Springs to Life
15th April 2010
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£5.3m Duthie Park restoration springs to life

Exciting plans to breathe new life into Aberdeen's historic Duthie Park have been unveiled.

Detailed proposals went on show at a special open day in the Winter Gardens, where people were able to ask questions about the £5.38m scheme and make suggestions about how it should be finalised.

Aberdeen City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are joint funders of the scheme to restore the 44-acre Victorian park to its former glory. Duthie Park Masterplan

The scheme will involve:

  • renovation of the historic rose mound to its original height;
  • re-instatement of the three linked ponds to create a boating lake and a bio-diverse wildlife pond which school pupils can use as an educational facility;
  • restoration of the Duthie fountain to full working order in its original setting;
  • re-introduction of the lost Victorian promenade.

The aim of the project is to revitalise the historic 44-acre park, encourage even more people to visit, and make it an attractive setting for new activities and events. The future care of the park will be detailed in a new 10-year management and maintenance plan.

As reported by Aberdeen City Council

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