The council has announced plans to invest nearly £100,000 for facility upgrades in Cowan Park.

The improvements, funded by the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund Communities and Place, include new seating, larger bins, resurfacing of paths, painting of lion sculptures, and improved signage.

The works by East Renfrewshire Council will start in the upcoming months.

These projects were chosen through a participatory budgeting process where the community decides how public budgets will be allocated.

The ideas were originally proposed by local groups and individuals.

A public consultation held at the end of 2023 recorded almost 2,000 contributions from the community.

There was strong support for restoring the water fountain and increasing CCTV but as the cost for both exceeded the current funding, the council said these initiatives will be explored in the future.

Councillor Danny Devlin, Environment and Housing convener, said: “Cowan Park is a fantastic facility for Barrhead residents and those who come to visit the area.

"We’ve seen some great improvements over recent months with the newly converted gate lodge, tennis courts and renovated bandstand, but we’re committed to continually upgrading our public spaces, so I’m delighted that these improvement works will soon get underway.

"Thanks to everyone who had their say last year and helped us shape future plans for the park.”

Last year, the council had invested £33,000 to upgrade some of the paths in the park.