Since 2012, Lanark Community Development Trust have been working to restore the jewel in Lanark’s crown – Castlebank Park. Formerly an iconic park in the Clyde Valley, the park fell into disrepair and the Development Trust, in partnership with many local organisations, have taken up the mantle to restore the park to its former glory, and to develop it for a sustainable future. Castlebank Park is now 1 of Scotland’s 71 Green Flag Parks and as well as welcoming visitors all year round, plays hosts to large-scale community events such as FlowerFest and celebrations during Lanimer Week. Castlebank Horticultural Centre was completed in November 2018, and is now a rural hub for horticultural training, education and volunteering opportunities.
On 28 June 2019, HRH The Duke of Rothesay visited Castlebank Park and met with around 100 people involved in the park’s development including volunteers, young people, project funders and partners. Following the visit, The Prince’s Charities has given a generous donation towards the ongoing development of the park, and we would like to consult with the local community on the type of project or new feature you would like to see in the park.
If you have any enquiries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01555 728 329. For more information on the Development Trust, please click here.