Families across Renfrewshire will benefit from 14 revamped play parks should councillors approve plans this week.

As part of a two-year, £1.25million investment by Renfrewshire Council, proposals have been drawn up to renovate a play area in each ward across the local authority area.

New equipment would be installed in parks identified as being most in need.

These include sites in Elm Drive and Ellerslie Street, both Johnstone; Campbell Street and Tinto Square, both Renfrew; Ardgryffe Park, Houston; Churchill Drive, Bishopton; Park Mains, Erskine; and Lochwinnoch Park.

The plans also include the refurbishment of equipment at play areas in Robertson Park, Renfrew; Dunvegan Avenue, Elderslie; Midton Road, Howwood; Moss Road Park, Bridge of Weir; Houston Public Park; and Inchinnan Playing Fields.

Council officers would work with community groups in each area to ensure the equipment meets the needs of local families.

There will be future phases to the play area investment programme for delivery in 2022/23 and, provided there is enough funding, the programme may be extended to other local play parks.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, convener of Renfrewshire’s infrastructure, land and environment policy board, said: “We recognise the importance of our play parks to local families, which is why we have committed £1.25million to their improvement.”

Renfrewshire Council has also received a grant of £158,000 from the Scottish Government for investment in play parks, to add to the funding already set aside.

This cash will support efforts to make it easier to walk, cycle and wheel in these areas.

Councillors will consider the play park plans at Wednesday’s meeting of the infrastructure, land and environment policy board.