Ravelston Park Multi-Use Games Space
The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust has been working with the community in Ravelston to develop a disused and potholed tennis court into refurbished multi-use games court.
The rejuvenated ball court has been resurfaced, with new goalposts and basketball hoops installed. The need for the project was raised when a group of local teenagers got in touch with the Craigleith/Blackhall Community Council 2007, making their wishes for the area known.
The Trust worked in partnership with the young people and the community council to raise over £25,000 for the project, with funding from three major sources. The community celebrated the opening of the refurbished games space on the 9th October 2009 with an official ribbon cutting by the teenagers who got the ball rolling in the first place, followed by a fun basketball bounce-off competition.
The project represented a cost-effective way to make an improvement to a community space, re-using existing facilities to respond directly to the needs of local people