Monday, 24 May 2010

24th May 2010

Oh, I do so hope that your weekend was as sunny and as happy that ours was, I really do..



For weeks now I've been counting down until 2pm on the 21 st of May, feeling just like a child waiting for Santa Claus to arrive on Christmas Eve.



We got there nice and early ( unfortunately Milo was at school ) and watched whilst the Mayor and other dignitories had their photographs taken and then they declared Phase One of the park open. There was so many people there it was impossible to take any decent photos so most of these were taken early Sunday morning.



Yep, after seven long months we have finally got just a little bit of our park back and what a difference .







Please enlarge the pics above as all this bench carving was done by a chainsaw and it is absolutely awesome. This bench is in an area which has been called the Stumpery.





Like it says scattered about are quite a few stumps from the trees that they had to remove for one reason or another. There are carvings hidden amongst the trees and lots of ferns and woodland plants. Hopefully when everything starts to grow , including fungi on the stumps it will look amazing.



The dragonfly totem pole is carved from what used to be a giant type of conifer, it was completely stripped back and then the chainsaw man went to work.



There is now a decent play area for the little kiddies ( the older kiddies get their's in Phase Two )







I think that Gabe has already brought half of the sand pit home with him.



If I remember rightly this upside down tree face has been christened Dylan - but I could be wrong. He has already recieved several hugs from a certain little one.









Like I say , a happy weekend and in a few days time I'll show you the other part that opened , the Sensory garden..

14 comments:

driftwood said...

hurray! you got your park back and it looks GREAT xoxox

Adrienne said...

WOW! It looks amazing ~ I know you are so happy. I am blown away by all the 'inhabitants' of the park; what creativity. It's just beautiful.

thelinencat said...

I am loving all those amazing chainsaw sculptures, they really are fabulous. My boys would be in playground heaven, must be great to have the park back.

julie said...

It looks amazing - what a wonderful park and as you say when those sculptures are surrounded by new growth and have weathered in they'll be even more magical! I'm so glad you special park is coming together again.

silverpebble said...

Oh fabulous! Those sculptures are astonishing. Hope you enjoy your new imprived park x

Rachel said...

Wow, what a fabulous park! How lucky you are to have such an amazing space so close to you.
R xx

Julie Rutter said...

This is such a great park and the kids play area looks fabulous. I whish we had a playground like that near us - ours is bogstandard, and fine, but doesn't exactly spark the kids' imagunation. Juliex

Simone said...

The park looks wonderful. I am particularly impressed with the woodcarvings. It will be such a pleasure to visit wont it?

Bumpkin Bears said...

wow, those carvings are amazing! You expect the trees to stand up and start walking!! x

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Louise said...

I really like how they have redesigned the park with all ages in mind. It looks like a great place. I think the sculptures will look better still once they become weathered and partially hidden with foliage. x

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- your rebuilt park looks fantastic! How lucky to have all those beautiful sculptures -- do the boys love them too? I really enjoyed catching up on what you've been up to while I've been gone -- especially loved the post about the shipbuilding history in your area!

Ally Johnston said...

Wow looks like a great place for the kids and adults to spend time.

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