Ferniehill Community Park - Explore parks

Title Ferniehill Community Park
Address Ferniehill Road
Postcode EH17 7AF
Telephone 0131 529 5151
Email southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Play area and tables, Football goals, Views, Seating, Flower and rose beds, Spring flower displays, Disabled access
Background Set in the Ferniehill residential area, Ferniehill Community Park is one of those welcome Edinburgh surprises.Sections of the park have great views over the Pentland Hills, Arthurs Seat and a number of other prominent Edinburgh landmarks. The play area is popular with local children and the introduction of small goal posts has seen an increase in use over the years.Focal points include the large beech tree and the natural mounds made when the park was created. In the winter, these mounds are utilised by children sledging.
History and heritage The park was formed following serious subsidence in 2000, caused by the collapse of historical limestone workings in the area. Residents first raised concerns when cracks started to appear on their properties, then had to move out when the houses started to subside. As the site was no longer suitable for housing, a new park, renamed Ferniehill Community Park, was formed in 2002.Since 2003, the park has been upgraded and the following improvements made:- New seating installed- New litter bins- New picnic tables- New flower beds and rose beds- New finger post signage- New stone signage- 100,000 natural bulbs planted.
Wildlife New trees planted include rowan, betula, pinus, acers and weeping willow. Wild and natural grass flower beds have been created, as well as a new rhododendron bed with natural stone, interplanted with spring bulbs.
Living Landscape features Floral meadow (annuals)
Geology A very fine-grained uniform mid-grey limestone belonging to the Carboniferous Gilmerton Limestone was quarried and mined near Ferniehill Community Park until the early 19th century.
Visitor information Bus access available from Fernieside Road/Drive. Lothian Buses service 33.
Organise an event Find out how to organise an event
Green flag Yes
Management plan Management plan
Location map 55.909915722935146,-3.131275177001953
Outdoor gyms Seated rower, chest press, cross trainer and recumbent bike.
Image View to hills from Ferniehill Community Park