Set in the Ferniehill residential area, Ferniehill Community Park is one of those welcome Edinburgh surprises.
Sections of the park have great views over the Pentland Hills, Arthurs Seat and a number of other prominent Edinburgh landmarks.
The play area is popular with local children and the introduction of small goal posts has seen an increase in use over the years.
Focal points include the large beech tree and the natural mounds made when the park was created. In the winter, these mounds are utilised by children sledging.
History and heritage
The park was formed following serious subsidence in 2000, caused by the collapse of historical limestone workings in the area. Residents first raised concerns when cracks started to appear on their properties, then had to move out when the houses started to subside. As the site was no longer suitable for housing, a new park, renamed Ferniehill Community Park, was formed in 2002.
A very fine-grained uniform mid-grey limestone belonging to the Carboniferous Gilmerton Limestone.
- Floral display
- Football pitches
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Play area
Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh EH17 7AF