There is a new red bridge in town as Clyde’s newest playground opens.

About 30 children — with parents and grandparents in tow — turned up on Sunday for the official opening and to test out the play equipment.

The opening was held in conjunction with the I Love Clyde Heritage Day.

The playground is part of the Clyde River Park upgrade, which received $612,500 from the Government’s tourism infrastructure fund in 2019.

The project includes the Miners Lane extension project — a one› way through road linking to Matau St — and the upgrade of a walkway linking the Clyde heritage precinct with the Clutha River, including an upgrade of the Clyde River car park, access, toilet facilities, picnic area and playground .