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Parks: Drum Park

Frosty Morning Drum Park Play Area December 2014

By Contributor Mike Shields

Drum Avenue Entrance To The Park

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Instalation of new outdoor Multi Gym Equipment  in Drum Park March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Drum Park Spring Colour 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Drum Park Spring 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Background
Drum Park is primarily used as a sports venue by Fernieside Football Club. The park also has a popular play area with a variety of different types of play equipment, seating and picnic table. 20,000 natural daffodil bulbs have been planted at the Drum Street end of the park which will give a welcome splash of colour in the spring months. Several trees have been planted at the Drum Avenue end of the park which provide lovely leaf colour in the autumn months.
History and heritage
Originally part of the Drum estate, being named after the ancient royal hunting forest of Drumselch, which once covered the land from The Drum to Holyrood. Maps from the 1800’s indicate that there was an ‘old quarry’ near Drum Street end of the park.
Geology
The entire area suffers from subsidence problems arising from large-scale underground workings. Coal was mined immediately to the south from the 17th century until the Gilmerton Pit closed in 1961. In addition, there was widespread limestone quarrying in the 19th century.
Visitor information
On bus routes 3, 7, 29 & 33
Facilities
Play area Seating
Signage
Football pitch
Get Involved
Friends of Parks
Contact Details
Drum Avenue
EH17 7EQ
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk