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Parks: Inverleith Park

Inverleith Park

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Reed Bed

By Contributor Bethan Haston

Swans on Pond

By Contributor Bethan Haston

Inverleith Park by Jennifer Munt Lopez

By City of Edinburgh Council

Inverleith Park by Jennifer Munt Lopez

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Inverleith Park by Jennifer Munt Lopez

By City of Edinburgh Council

Inverleith Park by S McKichan

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Background
Inverleith Park is a large park of neatly maintained grass parkland with a tree lined perimeter and paths. There are grand gated entrances and iron railings around the perimeter. The park is well-loved and well-used with an extensive range of facilities including sports pitches and club pavilions, bowling greens, allotments, a play area, a pond (used by model boat club), the Sundial Garden and even a petanque square. The park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2010, in recognition of it being a quality greenspace.
History and heritage
Inverleith Park came into the hands of the Old Corporation in 1889 when it was purchased from Mr Charles Rocheid for £33,500 and a farm came with it. The Corporation developed it vigorously. Paths, roadways and drainage were quickly underway, greenhouses, the construction of a pavilion, two bowling greens, four tennis courts, two golf courses and a ride for horses were constructed.
Wildlife
The wet garden around the pond inlet was installed a few years ago and includes a range of plant species that will help reduce blue-green algae in the water. The wooden boardwalk provides access to the area to view the flora and fauna that now inhabit the pond. There is an interpretation board to inform the public about the wetland area.
Why don't you?
Try counting the swans on Inverleith pond.
Management Plan
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/905/inverleith_park_management_plan
Living Landscape features
Floral meadow (perennials)
Facilities
Play areaSundial garden
Tennis court
Allotments
Sports pitches
Trim Trail
Seating
Wheelchair Access
Get Involved
Friends of Inverleith Park
Contact Details
Arboretum Road
EH3 5NZ
0131 529 5050
northwest.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk