Upgraded play park at Newcraighall

Offical Opening of Newcraighall Play Park

Tue 21 November 2017

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) enlisted the help of local school children and Cllr Maureen Child to help officially open the upgraded play park at Newcraighall Park on 17th November.

Thanks to funding from WREN FCC Scottish Action Fund which is from the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund and from the City of Edinburgh Council we transformed the play park at Newcraighall in the southeast of Edinburgh. 

Transport and Environment Vice Convener, Councillor Karen Doran,said: “It’s wonderful to see this playpark completed with a range of new equipment catering to children of all ages and ability. There is no doubt in the social, health and educational benefits of outdoor play and I look forward to these improvements being enjoyed by the community for years to come.”

Charlie Cumming, Edinburgh & Lothian’s Greenspace Trust, Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to have delivered a new play park at Newcraighall thanks to funding from WREN and the City of Edinburgh Council. The play equipment will help meet the needs of the local children now and for future generations. It will increase the use of the park as the community grows and for those that pass by along the cycle path”

David Hewitt, Newcraighall Heritage & Residents Association, Chair said. “Newcraighall Heritage and Residents Association are very pleased to have an upgrade to the play park. Although the previous play park was used daily, it was well overdue for refurbishment. The Society would like to thank our previous Councillor, David Walker for making this project happen. This play park will provide the children with a much improved space to play”.

Sophie Cade, WREN Grants Manager said. “WREN is always pleased to support grass roots community projects; it's great to see vital outdoor play facilities being revamped”.

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