...to the website of the Abernethy Environmental Association. This site has been designed to inform the community about our activities and encourage involvement in the Abernethy Parks Project. Read on to find out more or contact us.

What is the Abernethy Park Project trying to do?

Improve the facilities in and around Powrie and Williamson Parks so that more people in the community can enjoy the benefits of outdoor play and recreation. 

As well as upgrading the play equipment we are trying to improve the wider green space around each park to meet the diverse needs of our growing community and reflect the rural nature of life here. This includes taking steps to improve biodiversity and encourage wildlife and improving pathways and adding benches to encourage access for all.

Phase 1 improvements complete

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the community and the financial support of a range of funders including Perth & Kinross Council (park owners), the play equipment in Abernethy's two main parks - Powrie Park and Williamson Park - was upgraded in June 2013. Everyone  is delighted with the much improved facilities, especially the kids - a great example of what can be achieved when the community pulls together. 

Phase 2 improvements...complete

Phase 2 is also complete and being enjoyed by all. Thanks to all our supporters and funders  Powrie Park now has
  • a car park behind the Pavilion and improved wheelchair access 
  • newly re-surfaced paths around the park perimeter (less likely to flood - we hope)
  • a trim trail with 5 stations, encouraging exercise for all ages
  • a picnic table by the play area plus many more benches in the park 
  • a sensory garden and footpath
  • a large flying fox in the play area

These ideas (and many more) were submitted by local people during a consultation conducted by Abernethy Environmental Association between November 2011 and February 2012.