Projects - Grennspace Improvements

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EDINBURGH & LOTHIANS GREENSPACE TRUST (ELGT)

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Greenspaces should be welcoming places for play, exercise and enjoyment, helping to improve health and wellbeing and supporting natural habitats and green corridors. Each year ELGT delivers a project programme aimed at promoting, creating and improving greenspaces across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Please see http://www.elgt.org.uk/our-work to explore our projects on the map, or scroll down to browse all projects.

West Pilton Park...

Ongoing community engagement work in West Pilton Park has involved events and activities for a range of groups in the local area, in addition to other ELGT programmes that use the park.

Newly upgraded play park and toddler play area - Sandplay Unit, swing with basket seat and two flatseats, swing with 2 cradle seats and 2 inclusive seats, a Piketo unit (climbing frame, climbing mesh and slide), inclusive roundabout and picnic table.

New outdoor gym - Chest Press, Leg Spin, Spin Bike, Treadmill.

ELGT staff have run a number of community events which have included bat walks, circus skills workshop, litter clearance & surveys, bulb planting and woodland activities.

Please see http://www.elgt.org.uk/projects/greenspace-improvements/west-pilton-park

Hailes Quarry Park...

Since 2006, the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust has been working on an ongoing project to make environmental improvements to Hailes Quarry Park.

We have a number of project strands to engage the local community to get involved with events and activities in the park, encouraging people to use the park as a safe and welcoming place for healthy living, exercise, enjoyment and recreation.

We run a number of fun and informative activities in the park and we’ve made a major contribution to the community here, to help everyone to lead healthier lives and to enjoy their greenspaces.

Please see http://www.elgt.org.uk/projects/greenspace-improvements/hailes-quarry-park

Leith Links Play Park...

Kids of all ages have been treated with a brand new play park at Leith Links, becoming one of the Capital’s largest play spaces.

The play park had been recognised by the local community as a priority area for improvement. We identified what types of new play equipment will make an immediate and visible improvement through a number of consultation events with the local community including the local schools.

- New play surface with woodchip and a rubber safer surface.
- Installed Mantis Zipwire, 2.4 Olympic Swing Basket with 2 seats, A block climbing unit, A breeze 3 way seated springer & a 3m cone net climber.
- Toddle zone: Olympic Swing with seat and cradle, a sandplay area which includes a Slide Portland unit, a Bonnie Springer, a Poseidon Uni Play unit, a make it rain play piece, a wooden Snail seat, Orbit roundabout and a Springer water Lily.
- A Rolli Trampoline for wheelchairs users.
- An area for natural play was created which includes a FHS stilt walk and Log Stack.
- A Parkour unit.

Please see http://www.elgt.org.uk/projects/improving-play-spaces/leith-links-play-park

Little France Park...

New Living Landscape Park at Little France, Edinburgh. Improving the access to quality greenspaces for both wildlife and people.

The parkland is a key piece of green infrastructure for the city and region and a crucial regeneration tool linking local communities – including Craigmillar, Greendykes and Niddrie to employment opportunities.

Active Travel

The active travel route and park project which is valued at over £1.4m, has been delivered by ELGT on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

The new 2.983km route formalises existing paths in order to link with new and proposed housing developments in the south east of the city, and beyond to the city centre and Craigmillar. It provides a core cycling and walking route, linking the new neighbourhoods as they come on stream to existing residential and employment areas as well as the new Shawfair railway station on the Borders rail line.

Improved Signage

4 interpretation panels are now in place at Little France Park

Biodiversity Improvements

Following support from Scottish Natural Heritage through the Biodiversity Challenge Fund we have been able to improve the biodiversity of the park. The project aims to improve the soils nutrient content of the area and to plant wildflowers which are invaluable to insect pollinators. It rejuvenates a once unused green land into a flourishing and revitalised habitat for birds and wildlife to enjoy.

Woodland Creation

ELGT worked in partnership with the City of Edinburgh to plant 3 hectares of land as part of a woodland planting project.

Community Engagement

The local community and schools have been using the park and taken part in the Edinburgh Living Landscape wildlife week activities.

Please see http://www.elgt.org.uk/projects/greenspace-improvements/little-france

For further information on any of our Grennspace Improvements projects, community engagement and community events at the parks, please get in touch.

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