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Parks: Morningside Park

Morningside Park

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Contributor

Welcome Stone at Balcares Street Entrance

By Contributor Mike Shields

Chess Picnic Table

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Contributor

Wildflower interpretation panel

By Contributor Mike Shields

World War 1 Memorial Panel

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor Mike Shields

Morningside Scented Memorial Garden May 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

Wildflower Area in bloom

By Contributor Rachel

Wildflowers

By Contributor Rachel

Morningside Herbaceous Bed September 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

Spring Crocus in Morningside Park

By Contributor Rachel

Background
A small and pleasant park with a range of facilities, including tennis courts, play area, sensory garden and picnic area. Surrounded by a wall, the west side of the park is graced by some fine mature silver birch trees as well as cherry, holly, yew, rowan and laurel. The Balcarres Street entrance has 3 flower beds and a grove of mature lime trees enhance this park further. At the Morningside Drive entrance a number of cedars create impact and interest. The park takes a northern slope, but enough room has been created for a grassed area where people can play ball games or merely enjoy the fresh air. Both entrances have metal gates and railings and the hard paths through the site are all suitably lit. The park was awarded its first Green Flag in 2011.
History and heritage
It is one of the city's long established parks, once part of the old Plewlands Farm, which was a link with olden times. The ruins of Plewlands were still on the site until the 1920s when the park came into Council control from the Scottish Provident Property Co Ltd in 1913.
Visitor information
Lothian Buses: 5, 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 and 41
Management Plan

Management plan

Facilities
Play areaAll weather football kick about area with goals All weather basketball areaTennis court Suzy Wong sensory gardenPicnic tablesSeating
Get Involved
Friends of Parks
Contact Details
Balcarres Street
EH10 5JP
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk