Pilrig Play Park

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 Pilrig Park in the north of Edinburgh. We identified what types of new play equipment will make a very immediate and visible improvement, which will in addition serve as a catalyst for subsequent activities in the park. The original equipment was built in 1994 and fell below the play value score of good due to its age and condition.

The physical works involved the removal of some of the existing play equipment. We changed the play surface from tarmac to a rubber safer surface. We installed the following equipment

  • New swings involving 2 cradle seats. The swings come as standard with anti wrap bearings preventing all the past problems with swing wrap around and resulting noise. 
  • A main Kanope play unit which provides play opportunities for toddlers and Juniors, aged 4 to 10 for climbing and sliding, with a tree house play structure. The unit is a tall structure providing adventure and challenge. 
  • A Tiboo play unit for 1 to 5 features games, play tunnel and a gathering area for imagination play.

A new woodland trail is incorporated into the wooded area behind the play area to encourage natural play thanks to funding from the Mushroom Trust. There is exiting seating within the fenced play area.