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Parks: Moredun Park (Gilmerton Park)

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor Mike Shields

School Children Planting up Wildflower Meadow

By Contributor Mike Shields

Winter Moredun Park

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

New Outdoor Multi Gym Moredun Park March 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

New wildflower meadow in July

By Contributor Rachel

Moredun wildflower meadow July 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring at Moredun Park

By Contributor Rachel

Spring comes to Moredun Park

By Contributor Rachel

Background
This park was originally known as Gilmerton Park, but following community consultation in 2010, it was agreed that Moredun Park was more appropriate and this is now how the park is known.
History and heritage
The land on which Moredun Park currently lies was once farmed as part of the Ferniehill Estate. There was previously a dovecot on edge near Moredun Park View side, although this was demolished around 1939/40s.
On the land to the south of the park (bordering on Ferniehill Park), there were numerous limestone quarries and limekilns during the 1800’s. It is plausible that the reason for the uneven nature of the park is due to the area’s mining heritage; quarrying or spoilage heaps.

It was acquired by Edinburgh in 1964.
Visitor information
Lothian Buses: 7,37, 47, 67
Living Landscape features
Floral meadow (annuals)
Facilities
Seating
Outdoor play equipment
Contact Details
Moredun Park View
EH17 7NE
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk