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Parks: Fernieside Recreation Ground

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

School Children planting The Wildflower Meadow

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Views of Arthurs Seat From Fernieside Recreation Ground

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

Background
The park is spilt in two sections; playing fields to the east and a play area to the west, locally known as Moredun Maize.
History and heritage
The land which Fernieside Recreation Ground occupies was previously part of the Fernieside House/Mains estate. All that now remains of this are the boundary walls, entrance pillars and the Gardener’s Cottage (also referred to as the North Lodge on some historical maps) at the south western end (Moredun Maize). Using aerial maps from the 1940s, it can be seen that the ground surrounding this small structure is being used for small scale agriculture or as a substantial garden/allotment for the main house.

The flat area at Moredun Maize has also been used as a bowling green several times over the decades.
Visitor information
On Lothian Buses 7,33 and 49
Facilities
FootballPavillion
Seating
Contact Details
Fernieside Road
EH17 7HY
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk