A zip wire, wifi and space for buskers are some of the ambitious ideas put forward by school pupils to improve Union Terrace Gardens.
Pupils at the city’s Harlaw Academy were asked to give feedback on the £20 million proposal which has been drawn up by LDA Design.
Students were presented with the plans by Joanne Walker, LDA Design principle consultant, and councillor Marie Boulton, deputy leader of Aberdeen City Council.
Beth Nicholson, 13, suggested a zip line.
She said: “I would like to be able to zip slide from one side of the park to the other.
“It is something I have been on at other parks and liked.”
Pupil Gus MacDonald wants more of a festival feel, similar to that in Edinburgh.
He said: “There could be a busker area and for people to entertain.”
Sultan Ahmed added: “I think there needs to be more festivals for us, something that makes us want to go down there.”
Emre Kaplan wants to see more sporting facilities.
He said: “I think there needs to be a bigger grass area with a football pitch or basketball hoop.”
Tyler Anderson, 13, said the new designs would make it an all year round attraction.
Tyler said: “I think it is going to be kind of a landmark here like New York has Central Park. It is a really nice park and you can go to it all year round, and you are going to get that here now.”
Members of the public have until tomorrow to give their views on the designs, which include a “halo light feature, cafe and shop spaces.
Cllr Boulton said: “The Harlaw pupils grasped immediately the potential prize before them and weren’t short of views on the proposals.
“I hope everybody follows their lead and takes part in the survey before it closes on Friday.”