A fun day had by all

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat a great turnout and great to meet so many people from the local community.  we reckon 300 people of all ages joined us and the youth workers from community education led by Callum McLeod.

This  event celebrated the upgrading of the play park in the tunnel area which Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace Trust undertook last year on behalf of the City Council with funding from Biffa.

John Hedge inspired with his demonstration of Parkour skills, circus skills were tried by people young and old and prizes were handed out to the teams who completed the quest

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn excellent barbeque was served by Lesley, Jacqui and Maggie and we appreciate the contribution kindly provided by Tesco.

Thank you to all who helped to make this event a success.

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Family Fun Day – Monday 4 August

Please join us between 2 and 4pm for

Barbeque

Parkour Demonstration

Portable Football Pitch

Circus Skills

It’s a free event!  

You could also do the Inverleith Challenge before – It starts at Blackhall Library and ends in our park at about 2pm..

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Date for the diary – 4 August

Please join us on 4 August from 2 to 4 pm for the grand opening of the new play area!

Full plans to be revealed soon.  We will be joined by Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (who managed the project) and Calum from Community Education.  

Open to all – we hope you can join us!

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Starting to flower

It is good to see the first flowers in the meadow. Some small white alyssum blooms are visible. Soon it should be a riot of colour’

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Outdoor Parkour Classes

We are delighted that the parkour classes in the park are going so well!  See the poster below for details and this video on YouTube, some of which was shot in our park.

Parkour flyer

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More improvements!

It’s pleasing to see continued improvements implemented by the council. New paint and a nice sign (painted by local artist Kathy Parker) to replace the old one the small children’s play area. And the wild flowers are starting to grow.

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Wildflower bed started

We’re pleased the task force have started on improvements including the wildflower bed. We look forward to a blaze of colour by the tunnel in a few weeks time!

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Improvements in the park!

kgv drainsYou may have noticed some work going on in the park last week.  This was to fix the drainage where the path has completely flooded at times in the last few years.   Many thanks to Jen and Ritchie at the council for sorting this out.  Hopefully it will not flood again next time it rains. This week we are promised some horticultural innovations.  We have discussed a wildflower area between the corner and the tunnel and the council will do this as an annual bed for a splash of colour.  Watch this space!  Also there will be some improvements to the beds by the Logan Street entrance.  Exciting times.  Please let us know what you think!

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New Play Area

The revamped play area has been in use for a couple of weeks now.  We welcome any thoughts on it.    There has already been some debate in the Spurtle

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New History Boards

The replacement history boards are now installed by the entrances to the park. A good reminder of the fascinating history of the site.

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