Eoropie Dunes Park offers a wide range of fun-filled and educational play facilities for children of all ages - as well as an enjoyable day out for the adults and guardians who may accompany them.
Set in 4 acres of natural machair (grassland) and sand dunes on the edge of the village of Eoropie in the far north of the Isle of Lewis and a few short yards from the beautiful sandy beach of Traigh Shanndaigh, our park has been designed to educate, stimulate and entertain youngsters from pre-school age to late teenage and beyond.
Eoropie Dunes Park is a great meeting point for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities; increasing social interaction and bridging the gap between different
social groups and helping to reduce health inequalities in this remote, rural island community.
Thousands of people use the facility each year, including old and young, families, those with additional educational needs, single parents and those with disabilities or mental or physical illness. This community-led project provides the opportunity for all, but especially young people, to benefit from increased physical activity and thereby improving health and fitness. While having fun they also develop many skills and social contacts, leading to greater physical and mental well-being.
The park is free and open all year round, providing opportunities for every age and ability to have fun and exercise safely while learning about the environment and appreciating the spectacular local landscape.
Working in partnership with the pupils of the local school and the landowner, GAIN has recently developed a walkway between the school and Spornis sports centre to the play park.
Click on the cover below to view our Walkway leaflet and map.