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Parks: Ferniehill Community Park

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor Contributor

Summer Bedding Ferniehill Road

By Contributor Contributor

Ferniehill Road Entrance 2013

By Contributor Mike Shields

Preparation of Herbaceous Bed 2013

By Contributor Mike Shields

Volunteer Group Bark mulching around tree bases

By Contributor Mike Shields

Instalation of the Chess Board Picnic Table

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring Bulbs Ferniehill

By Contributor Mike Shields

Natural Bulb Planting by the pupils of Gracemount Primary School

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring Colour 2014

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Adding some colour around tree bases

By Contributor Mike Shields

Natural bulb Planting by Gracemount Primary School pupils

By Contributor Mike Shields

Teasel In The Wildflower Meadow, Loved by the Birds

By Contributor Mike Shields

View Overlooking The Pentland Hills

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Wildflower Meadow Interpretation Panel

By Contributor Mike Shields

Planting Of The Fruit Trees by Park Volunteer Group

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring Colour In the Ferniehill Beds May 2014

By Contributor Mike Shields

Ferniehill Road Section Of The Park

By Contributor Mike Shields

Ferniehill Terrace Entrance

By Contributor Mike Shields

Ferniehill Volunteer Group Planting Of Wildflower Plug Plants November 2014

By Contributor Mike Shields

Volunteers At Work In The Park

By Contributor Mike Shields

Crocus Display

By Contributor Mike Shields

Cold Frosty Morning In Ferniehill December 2014

By Contributor Mike Shields

Frosty View Of The Pentland Hills December 29th 2014

By Contributor Mike Shields

Winter View From Ferniehill Community Park January 14th 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Winter view From Ferniehill

By Contributor Mike Shields

First Snowdrops appear Feb 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Bug Hotel Created By South Edinburgh Park Rangers To Add Biodiversity Value To The Park

By Contributor Mike Shields

Snowdrops Feb 2015

By Contributor Contributor

Crocus March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring Bulbs March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

March sunshine bringing out the best in the Crocus

By Contributor Mike Shields

Crocus plot planted by Children of Craigour Primary School

By Contributor Mike Shields

March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Instalation of new outdoor Multi Gym Equipment  in Ferniehill Community Park  March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Fruit Corner In Ferniehill

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring Bulbs March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Ferniehill wildflower along the fenceline June 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Ferniehill Herbaceous border June 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Wildflower area

By Contributor Rachel

Ferniehill Wildflower Meadow in full colour August 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Rachel

Colourful Lupins

By Contributor Rachel

New Interpretation panel installed marking the parks previous history as old limestone mines

By Contributor Mike Shields

Large piece of limestone and interpretation panel explaining links with limestone to the parks history

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring at Ferniehill

By Contributor Rachel

Herbaceous plant bed at Ferniehill bringing some colour to a damp, wet Edinburgh morning.

By Contributor Mike Shields

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.
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.
Management Plan
Download the park management plan
Living Landscape features
Floral meadow (annuals)
Facilities
Play area
Picnic tables
Football goals
Views
Seating
Flower and rose beds
Spring flower displays
Disabled access
Contact Details
Ferniehill Road
EH17 7AF
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk