Harrison Park

Harrison Park

Ongoing community engagement work in West Pilton Park has involved events and activities for a range of groups in the local area, in addition to other ELGT programmes that use the park

Harrison Park is a popular community park extending some 7 hectares in size. It provides a range of recreational facilities including pitches, play area, cycle path and the Union Canal which runs along its southern boundary.

ELGT staff run a number of community events which include bat walks, tidying up the community herb garden, kite making, circus skills workshop, litter clearance, herbal workshop, as well as decorating the park’s Christmas tree using recycled & natural materials. ELGT also engaged with the local Cubs troop in making

Funded by: Mushroom Trust, City of Edinburgh Council

Outputs:

  • Over 200 people have benefited from the programme of events
  • 2 bat walk
  • 2 family events

Outcomes:

  • Increased community engagement
  • Development of skills for the local young people to ensure sustained maintenance of the area
  • Encourage use of the local park
  • Fun in the park