YOUNG people and families can now benefit from a number of play parks in Renfrewshire that have been refurbished this summer.

Exciting new and inclusive equipment has been added to the areas following £1million being invested in Renfrewshire's play parks.

Communities were asked what they thought should be included in their area and this feedback shaped the plans for each site.

The Gazette:

A spider's web spacenet, see-saws, slides, and swings have been added to the play park in Ellerslie Street, Johnstone, while a 2.4 metre high junior swing, toddler-zone and wheelchair-accessible scooter roundabout are some of the items that have installed at the Tinto Square site in Renfrew.

In Paisley, a range of fun new equipment can be found at East End Park, Durrockstock Park, Morar Drive and Ben Lawers Park.

Communities also helped carry out further improvements to the sites in Kilbarchan, Sandyflats, in Johnstone, Maxwellton, in Paisley, and Barwood, in Erskine, through the Renfrewshire Council's Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund and external funding.

The Gazette:

Works will get underway shortly at Lochwinnoch Park, while Campbell Street, in Renfrew, Crags Road, in Paisley, Elm Drive/Sycamore Avenue, in Johnstone, Ardgryffe Park, in Houston, Churchill Drive, in Bishopton, and Dunvegan Avenue, in Elderslie, are due to be fully renewed from October.

A spokesperson for Renfrewshire Council said refurbishment of other play parks will also take place later to ensure they are inviting, safe, and modern places for children and families to visit.