A new state-of-the-art activity area for children and young people officially opens in Renfrewshire this weekend.

The play park is one of the most innovative in Scotland and is situated to the side of Bargarran and St John Bosco’s joint primary school campus in Erskine.

It has been installed thanks to a £50,000 award from Renfrewshire Council’s Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund.

Among its features is a ‘Memo Activity Zone’ with seven interactive posts with a touchscreen, LEDs and sound, which participants can use to play different games.

This interactive equipment has been designed for those aged primary five plus, but it promises fun for all of the family.

An interactive DJ booth beside the youth shelter, meanwhile, offers a hang out spot for teenagers to chill and mix music with friends.

A zip wire, seating areas and outdoor gym equipment have also been put in place – all key asks from young people consulted on the project.

Both Erskine Youth Council (EYC) and the council’s community learning and development team have been involved in bringing the idea to fruition since 2019, carrying out surveys in schools in Erskine and its surrounding areas.

These surveys reached more than 500 children and young people.

A spokesperson for EYC said on Facebook: “We are delighted to announce that the new Bargarran Interactive Play Park will officially be open to the community on Sunday, May 23 at 11am.

“To celebrate its opening, EYC and Renfrewshire Council’s Youth Services team will be on site from 11am to 2pm to welcome children, families and young people, chat with community members and give socially distanced demos on how to use the interactive play equipment.

“They will also be looking for feedback from the community on what they would like to see happen in the future and, best of all, children and young people visiting will receive a free goody bag – although there are only 150 available so be quick.”

When attending the park, Covid restrictions must be adhered to at all times, including meeting up with a maximum of eight people from eight households and social distancing from others.

Free masks and hand sanitiser will also be available for all of those attending on Sunday.