BARR finally opened its long-awaited play park last week after a comprehensive four-year project.

It was an exciting day for youngsters of all ages in Barr when the second phase in what has been termed “an exercise in fresh air” formally opened its doors.

The opening of a multi-use games area (MUGA) brought to fruition a project costing close to £100,000 which has been four years in the making.

Phase one which consisted of a play park for the village’s younger children was the first facility to open and has been popular with villagers and visitors alike. That has now been complemented with the completion of a football and basketball area and a skatepark for older children as well as keep fit equipment for adults - something for everyone.

Barr’s Parish Development Company developed the project which was funded by SSE Hadyard Hill Windfarm legacy fund and brought to fruition with a partnership agreement with South Ayrshire Council.

Community Councillor Alex Tait, who took the lead in the project’s development, thanked all those who had supported them in bringing the project to the final stage.

Resident Mr James Gracie cut the ribbon to declare the MUGA open before the children gave the new park a big “thumbs up”.