Parks and gardens - Inverleith Park

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Name Inverleith Park
Address Arboretum Road
Postcode EH3 5NZ
Telephone 0131 529 5050
Email sfc.northneighbourhood@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Play area
Sundial garden
Tennis court
Allotments
Sports pitches
Trim Trail
Seating
Wheelchair Access
Background Inverleith Park is a large park of neatly maintained grass parkland with a tree lined perimeter and paths. There are grand gated entrances and iron railings around the perimeter. The park is well-loved and well-used with an extensive range of facilities including sports pitches and club pavilions, bowling greens, allotments, a play area, a pond (used by model boat club), the Sundial Garden and even a petanque square. The park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2010, in recognition of it being a quality greenspace.
History and heritage Inverleith Park came into the hands of the Old Corporation in 1889 when it was purchased from Mr Charles Rocheid for £33,500 and a farm came with it. The Corporation developed it vigorously. Paths, roadways and drainage were quickly underway, greenhouses, the construction of a pavilion, two bowling greens, four tennis courts, two golf courses and a ride for horses were constructed.
Wildlife The wet garden around the pond inlet was installed a few years ago and includes a range of plant species that will help reduce blue-green algae in the water. The wooden boardwalk provides access to the area to view the flora and fauna that now inhabit the pond. There is an interpretation board to inform the public about the wetland area.
Living Landscape features Floral meadow (perennials)
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Book sports facilities sportspitch@edinburghleisure.co.uk
Organise an event Find out how to organise an event in Edinburgh's parks
Getting involved Friends of Inverleith Park
Green Flag Since 2010
Management Plan http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/905/inverleith_park_management_plan
Why don't you? Try counting the swans on Inverleith pond.
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