The Helix is a brand new public outdoor
space between Falkirk and Grangemouth operated by Falkirk Community Trust. The Helix
consists of four different zones within 350 hectares of green space and miles of
safe, family friendly cycling and walking paths. In the heart of the 4 zones sits
Helix Park that opened in September 2013. Helix Park boasts a large lagoon for water
sports, a great lawn for events and activities, a splash play area, an extensive
network of pathways and coming soon for 2014, the plaza cafe.
Our opening day, Helix Day, was a great success, with over 15,000 local people coming
to see their new park. Have a look at some of the images from the day
For more information on future events happening at The Helix, keep an eye on our
event page and also on The Helix dedicated website.
Work continues on the other zones of the Helix up until spring/summer 2014. Once
complete, facilities will also include a new link into the Forth & Clyde Canal
and The Kelpies visitor centre. The main attraction at our new visitor centre will
be our public art sculptures that you may have seen whilst passing on the M9 or
driving through Falkirk/Grangemouth. The Kelpies are sculptures of horses heads,
designed by the renowned Andy Scott and inspired by the area's rich equine history.
Standing at an impressive 30 meters and weighing over 300 tones, they will be completed
by late 2013 with the visitor centre following in 2014. For more information on
The Kelpies and project progression, please visit The Helix website.
Falkirk Community Trust
Suite 1A, The Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way