The pavilion above the tennis courts had been in a state of disrepair for a number of years and for a time was under threat of being demolished. Friends of Dudhope Park believe that the pavilion is an iconic building and very much a feature of Dudhope Park, as such we voiced our concerns to the Council on many occasions and we are glad to say that the building’s future is now much more secure. Friends of Dudhope Park are extremely grateful to the Coldside Regeneration Forum who provided grant funding to restore public toilet facilities within the building and also basic restoration of the general interior of the main pavilion room itself.
With the renovation of the children’s play park right beside the pavilion these new public toilet facilities made a big difference for families using the play park as well as the many other users of the park. Unfortunately due to repeated vandalism the toilets and the door to them was severely damaged resulting in the toilets being out of action. We are working with Dundee Council and we hope for this to re-open in early Spring 2023, hopefully we will no longer suffer the repeated vandalism which has unfortunately cost a lot of money in repairs.
There is still great potential within the rest of the Pavilion building, do you know of anyone who would be able to use the space for a social enterprise, business or community group? If so please contact the Friends of Dudhope Park and we can look at the options for further improving and revitalising this historic and important asset to the park.