Plans to install a new playpark in city back gardens have gone out to tender.
It is the next stage of the Seaton Backies project on a space that was cleared of old wash houses and storage buildings.
Last year, and again earlier this year, consultation events were held that invited Seaton residents to have their say on what should be included in the freshly cleared area.
Members of the public had the chance to chat with a range of partners, such as experts in allotments and play equipment, and suggested a range of options. These included a small play area, a communal seating area and raised beds in which vegetables could be grown.
The Seaton Backies committee, Aberdeen City Council communities team and other partners met after the most recent consultation event in May, and it was decided that a play park would be reintroduced.
Plans are now being tendered for installing the equipment.
Councillor Ross Grant, who represents the Tillydrone, Seaton and Old Aberdeen ward, said: “This step is a significant one for the project and for the community as a whole. It’s a great step forward.
“Before the Seaton Backies project began, it was a very unwelcoming space for people who wanted to use it.
“The project is a great example of community vision and of a quality partnership between the administration and its constituents.”
The Seaton Backies project was started by a group of mums, who wanted to make a difference in their neighbourhood and to ignite community spirit, while ensuring their children could have a safe place to play.
The communal plot of land lay in the shadow of Seaton’s high-rise flats and was not viewed as a welcoming environment for use by families.
Since launching, the committee has already had several spaces revamped and turned into new play areas.
As well as the park, there are two new large spaces across two sites at the Backies that require further development.
Councillors unanimously agreed to demolish more wash houses last year, which was expected to cost around £102,000.
The Seaton communities team has appealed for as many residents as possible to take part in the scheme so they can get a more complete picture of what people would like.
Anyone who wants to get involved, or would like to help make a difference in the Seaton area, is asked to contact Graham Donald, community development worker at Aberdeen City Council, on 01224 277928.