New Oban playpark wins Nancy Ovens award

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The Friends of Oban Playpark have received a Nancy Ovens Award for Play – ‘the Oscars of the play world’ – at an event in Murrayfield, Edinburgh, last week.

Through its annual awards, the Nancy Ovens Trust builds on the work that Nancy Ovens MBE carried out in advocating the importance of children’s play in Scotland.

Friends of Oban Playpark raised more than £334,000 to build two all-inclusive playparks and a magical garden at Atlantis Leisure in the town.

The new under-fives playpark opened at the leisure centre’s 25th birthday party in September, and the following week the Friends were even more delighted to pick up the award in the Play in the Community category.