The first town community facilities are located at Hume Square. The tree-lined green underplanted with bulbs is a great place for neighbourhood gatherings such as he Chapelton Bike Ride, and includes a lively tearoom and Visitor Centre, a beauty and hair salon and a nursery school. The next green area will be Liddell Place with a children’s play area, community building and a bistro with retail opportunities.
Parks and leisure facilities are central to every phase of Chapelton. Community halls, parks and sports pitches will feature in each neighbourhood, whilst major facilities – such as indoor sports gymnasiums and a library – will most likely be located within the Community Campus of the secondary school. In total, over 40% of Chapelton will be dedicated to green space, from parks and community play areas to agricultural plots and allotments.
The Country Park will be the largest green space, designed for shared use by Chapelton, Newtonhill and Portlethen residents and their pets. Adjacent to the Country Park is the Town Park, which is likely to include gardens, scenic pathways and a community facility within the historic Elsick House. Other parks include community woodlands, allotments, squares and greens. The smallest of these green spaces are communal gardens designed for shared use by homes surrounding them.