Tag: parks

Drylaw skatepark – work underway

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Many years in the making, the proposed skatepark in Easter Drylaw Park, alongside the Telford Path, is finally underway.   The new skatepark is the result of a collaborative project between the Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and local community organisations, to develop, fund and deliver a new skatepark in Easter Drylaw [...]

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Major path upgrades in Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park

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There are major path upgrades being undertaken by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust in Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park. Some 600m of path are being widened and tarmacked, making for a far-improved cycle connection between Gilmerton Dykes Street at the southern end and Gilmerton Dykes Crescent/Guardwell Glen at the northern end. Some sections of this stretch [...]

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Help plant trees in Harrison Park

Harrison Park tree planting

Get your hands dirty and help plant some trees at Harrison Park with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and Friends of Harrison Park. What is planned is some low, hedgerow-style planting on the bank between Harrison Road and East Harrison Park by the canal, providing a windbreak and giving some year-round interest on an otherwise [...]

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Works complete – King George V playpark

Upgraded climbing wall in King George V Park

Soon to be officially opened, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have been working on a brand-new play area at the south end of the Rodney Street tunnel in King George V park, right alongside the cycle path and on the edge of the New Town. Once a railway turning yard, a coal yard and part [...]

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Scenic outdoor gym lands at Cramond foreshore

A gym with a view

Brand new to Cramond foreshore is Edinburgh’s latest outdoor gym from TGO (the Great Outdoor) gyms on Silverknowes prom – billed as the first seaside gym in Scotland. Free to use, there is a recumbant bike, a cross trainer, a chest press and a rowing machine. And all with a great view over the Firth [...]

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New Parks & Greenspace jobs

Two new jobs developing the Council’s Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Saughton Park are now being advertised. The positions are being advertised on My Job Scotland web site and all applications should be made via the web site.  Job centre reference for both is: 8011233www.myjobscotland.gov.uk Parks and Greenspace, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh CouncilTemporary [...]

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Community Planting at Harrison Park

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 Join us on Sunday 11 August, 10.30-12.30 for a community planting event, to plant up the new herb garden at the dog free zone accessed by Harrison Road.  All welcome, gloves and tools provided.  For further information, please contact esperanza@elgt.org.uk or on 0131 445 4025

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