Parks and gardens - Morningside Park

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Name Morningside Park
Address Balcarres Street
Postcode EH10 5JP
Telephone 0131 529 5151
Email southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Play area
All weather football kick about area with goals
All weather basketball area
Tennis court
Suzy Wong sensory garden
Picnic tables
Seating
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
Organise an event Find out how to organise an event in Edinburgh's parks
Getting involved Friends of Parks
Green Flag Since 2011
Management Plan Download the park management plan
Location map