Parks and gardens - Figgate Park

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Name Figgate Park
Address Mountcastle Drive North
Postcode EH8 7SE
Telephone 0131 529 3111
Email northeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Play areaTeenage area
Board walk
Picnic tables
Seating
Background With its distinctive burn running through the park, pond and animated wildlife, the Figgate Park provides an attractive green space in the heart of Edinburgh's East Neighbourhood. Its many entrances are commonly used by local walkers, joggers and cyclists as a convenient access to areas between Duddingston and Portobello. The pond, with a boardwalk and wide variety of waterfowl is the main attraction, but a children's play area, teen area and even a pictorial wildflower meadow, ensure there is lots to see and do in the park. The park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2010, in recognition of it being a quality greenspace.
History and heritage The area was originally known as Figgate Muir, an expanse of moorland through which the Figgate Burn flowed from Duddingston Loch to the sea, with a broad sandy beach on the Firth of Forth. The name Figgate was thought to come from the Saxon term for "cow's ditch", and the land was used as pasture by the monks in 1763. The lands known as the Figgate Whins were sold by Lord Milton to Baron Mure for about
Living Landscape features Floral meadow (annuals)
Organise an event Find out how to organise an event in Edinburgh's parks
Getting involved Friends of Figgate Park
Other useful links Help raise funds for bat boxes at Figgate Park
Green Flag Since 2010
Management Plan Download the park management plan
Location map