Figgate Park Greenspace Improvements

Figgate Park Greenspace Improvements

New greenspace improvements to Figgate Park.

ELGT has worked in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and the Friends of Figgate Park to upgrade the play park and create a new Multi Purpose Games Area (MUGA) along with greenspace improvements.

Through consultation with the local community it was established how they wanted to improve the facilities and biodiversity of the park through improving the equipment and accessibility to enable the young people to be active in their local greenspace.

The physical works include the removal of all the existing play equipment and the old playing surface to be replaced with a rubber safer surface. 8 new pieces of play equipment for both toddler and junior aged children will be installed. New benches and picnic benches will enable friends and family to meet up. There will be a new MUGA which will enable young people to be able to play outdoors in all weathers. To see what the design will look like go to Figgate Park Design

The work on the play park is due to start on Monday 13th June to find about the works contact email Ross@elgt.org.uk

The project will has also provide an opportunity to help make the area around the park greener by planting up new scrubs which will help provide habitats for the local wildlife.

Work has already started on the biodiversity improvements thanks to local volunteers who helped to plant up 180 scrubs.

Funded by: FCC Community Foundation, City of Edinburgh Council, Cruyff Foundation, Mushroom Trust

Outputs:

  • 6 new pieces of play equipment including a play unit for toddlers and an assault course for older children.
  • 2 pieces of all ability play equipment
  • A new MUGA
  • 3 new picnic tables
  • 1 new all inclusive picnic table
  • 2 new benches
  • A 164 m2 new safer rubber surface
  • 180 new scrubs

Outcomes:

  • Increased use of outdoor play for children of all abilities
  • Increased use of sport for young people
  • Less antisocial behaviour
  • Improved appearance of the local greenspace
  • Improved biodiversity