Parks and gardens - Harrison Park

Name Harrison Park
Address West Bryson Road
Postcode EH11 1EH
Telephone 0131 527 3800
Email southwest.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Two play areas.Seating
Wheelchair access
Background Harrison Park is a popular community park extending some 7 hectares in size. In provides a range of recreational facilities including pitches, play area, cycle path and the Union canal which runs a long it's southern boundary. A formal garden with bedding displays and roses provide a welcome retreat to nearby residences, many without gardens. The park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2007, in recognition of it being a quality greenspace.
Wildlife The canal is home to moorhen, mallard, coot, mute swan and pipistrell bats. In the park areas have been set aside for naturalised bulbs and a wildflower meadow has been created by local children. The Friends group have been involved with installing bird and bat boxes.
Living Landscape features Floral meadows (annuals)
Visitor information The canal is a key route for commuters into the city centre. Since 2008 there has been a range of improvements to improve access including lighting, new access point into the park and new paths. The park is serviced by Lothian Bus numbers 27 and 10.
Organise an event Find out how to organise an event in Edinburgh's parks
Green Flag Since 2007
Management Plan Download the park management plan
Why don't you? Take a stroll along the Union canal on a late summer evening and watch for bats.