YOUNGSTERS in Renfrewshire won’t be short of outdoor fun now that a multi-million pound makeover of two parks has been completed.

A total of £2million has been invested in installing state-of-the-art play equipment at Paisley’s Barshaw Park and Renfrew’s Robertson Park.

The first castle structure of its kind in the world has been constructed in Robertson Park, with three towers, a rappelling wall, rung ladder, monkey bars, vertical climbing net and two styles of rope traverse.

Two wheelchair-accessible swings have also been installed at both sites to create an inclusive environment.

And a number of improvements have been made to pathways, road and drainage systems around the parks to strengthen their resistance to adverse weather.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, convener of Renfrewshire’s infrastructure, land and environment policy board, said: “I’m delighted that the works to the facilities in both Barshaw Park and Robertson Park are complete and they have made a significant difference to our two main community parks.

“The new play equipment will provide a safe, positive environment for our young people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

“This, coupled with the improvements to the pathways and drainage, means these parks will provide a fantastic space for the community for years to come.”

A further £250,000 is set to be invested in five other parks in the area to provide an “exciting environment” for residents to enjoy.

Planning is under way to identify which parks in Renfrewshire will receive a share of the funding, with work expected to take place during 2018.