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New artwork unveiled at Drumglass Park today as part of major refurbishment project

26 Jun 2017
Local schoolchildren and the community joined in celebrating the official unveiling of the new look Drumglass Park today, after a recent refurbishment of the South Belfast open space.

As part of the £400,000 project, funded by Belfast City Council, the playground was refurbished; pathways in the park upgraded as well as a new drainage system; reseeding was carried out and the installation of new park furniture, lighting and new artwork at the park.

Artist Eleanor Wheeler was commissioned by the council for the new artwork joining local schools and community groups in the design process which led to the creation of 3 pine cone sculptures located across the park.

Cutting the ribbon today to mark the unveiling of the new artwork at the park, Alderman Tommy Sandford, Chair of the council’s People and Communities Committee, said: “I’m delighted to join with the local community and schools to officially unveil the wonderful refurbishment work that has been undertaken at Drumglass Park, which is a focal point for the community here in south Belfast.

“Drumglass has been transformed to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The stunning, eye-catching pine cone sculptures, in particular, will draw in many more new visitors to the park now.”

Schoolchildren from primary and secondary schools in the area attended the event with fun activities led on including a Bear Hunt, arts and crafts and outdoor games.

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New artwork at Drumglass Park was unveiled today by Alderman Tommy Sandford and artist Eleanor Wheeler joined by pupils from Victoria College and Fane Street PS Fun activities were led on for schoolchildren at Drumglass Park including a Bear Hunt Schoolchildren took part in arts and crafts today as part of the official unveiling of new look Drumglass Park One of 3 pine cone sculptures found at Drumglass Park now