Redesign and revamp the Park’s putting attraction

  • Remove exiting crazy golf
  • Redesign a ’Himalayas’ putting surface attraction.
  • Establish an appropriate area and set the course appropriately.

Funding yet to be secured

Fountains

  • Refurbishment throughout the Park.
  • Water capture / recycling / reduction is key to this, with the positive impact on environment. We have lots of water in Scotland, but it takes carbon to clean and transport it.

Funding yet to be secured

Toilet refurbishment

  • Install a number of park signs and interpretation boards.

Funding yet to be secured

Lodge House (Funding and costings yet to be established)

The entrance Lodge House has been abandoned and derelict for many years. It is the aspiration of the Friends of Hazlehead that this facility be resurrected and utilised to provide:-

  • An interpretational, educational and Tourist Information centre for the Park.
  • A permanent base for Park Rangers to introduce run Park and forest tours and further facilities.

Red Squirrel attraction and Interpretation Project

  • Aim to increase in numbers of Red Squirrels resident in Hazlehead Park boundaries.  Increase awareness/support for the red squirrel management.  Population of Aberdeen will benefit through consultation/development of both Anderson Wood/Don Wood.  Population of NE Scotland – Hazlehead will become an attraction for those outside of Aberdeen.

To include education and themed activities i.e. feeding centres, leaflets, further signage etc.

Funding to be sourced

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROJECTS

These schemes require Companies, Groups, Societies, Schools and individuals to get involved with the Park. Capital funding, although important can be reduced significantly through the help of volunteers.

Heather Beds

  • Replanting overgrown areas with climate change / wildlife focused schemes

Drainage

  • Creation of catchment ponds
  • Incorporate wildlife benefits and links to other water elements.
  • Water retention – below ground water retention system to supply Park facilities (fountains etc).
  • Water course and ditch management
  • Management regime changes – potential positive implications for wildlife, fuel efficiencies, as well as staff efficiencies.

Park Play Space Refurbishment and Enhancement

  • The existing facility is near the end of its useful life. Simple refurbishment is no longer an option and to provide an ‘amazing attraction’ for families, a large additional capital spend is anticipated to augment the City Council’s commitment for base facilities.
  • Use of more sustainable materials and imaginative play systems, thereby potentially lowering installation costs, monitoring and maintenance regimes.

Hazlehead Nursery: (Friends of Hazlehead and Aberdeen City Council)

  • Development of Community / educational growing space(s), Community Gardens, play space.
  • Links to social enterprise business and re-establishing a working nursery on site.

Heritage Lottery Funding Opportunity

Maze Corner

  • Reinvigorate the Maze facility to generate a Park attraction
  • Repair fences, hedges at maze, pathways including the removal of all self-seeded vegetation
  • Replace building with The Art House – A facility open to Institutions, Schools, Clubs and individuals – to provide Aberdeen’s only ‘In Park’ facility to promote the Arts and enhance the ‘Draw of the Park’.                                                             
  • Remove crazy golf course and obsolete equipment to open up outdoor easels.

Application yet to be submitted, Estimate £500,000

Art in the Park & Sculpture Trail

  • Extension of the sculpture trail that currently lies toward the North West corner of the park with sculptural pieces, Civic pieces and local art works.
  • Development of Art in the Park, permanent easels