Wilton Lodge Park regeneration project
The £3.64m scheme is being funded by ourselves and the Heritage Lottery Fund. A number of infrastructure projects have already been taken forward, while the park now has Green Flag status.
Operator Caterleisure have now opened the cafe at Wilton Lodge Park. Toilet facilities are available.
Bridge and play park
The bridge is open, as is the play park which is proving hugely popular. See an image on our Flickr page or take the virtual tour:
Waterfall walk, education area
The upgraded waterfall walk and education area adjacent to Hawick Museum have been completed providing a purpose built seating and demonstration space for the museum and outdoor events.
A £100k cycle paths improvements project in the park was funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, through its Community Links Programme, in partnership with us. A further £20k was provided by Smarter Choices, Smarter Placed fund to promote cycling in the park.
Gilbert Davidson Fountain
The landscaping and refurbishment works are close to completion and the fountain is expected to be opened up in the coming weeks once the seeding is established.
The 3G pitch at Volunteer Park is now fully open. A planning application to create 36 extra parking spaces at Volunteer Park has been approved.
Expected regeneration project completion date
The majority of the new infrastructure has been completed.
Zandra Elliot Bandstand
The bandstand, named after former Hawick Provost Zandra Elliot who sadly passed away in 2014, was opened in April 2015. It has since hosted a number of concerts and performances as part of Wilton Lodge Park’s summer series of events.
The new walled garden opened its gates in August 2015 and will aim to be a centre of community horticulture and training, with volunteers having played a key role in its development.
A new park gallery in Hawick Museum opened in June 2015. It offers a complete transformation of the space, with a bright and contemporary gallery created with a wide variety of content for visitors to enjoy.
The creation of the new gallery has been supported by Museums Galleries Scotland.