The Community Park is a partnership project between Murrayburn & Hailesland Community Park Association, South West Edible Estates (SWEE), and Edinburgh Council. Our intention is to develop the Greenway, (the large greenspace between Murrayburn & Hailesland), into a high quality community greenspace which promotes play, recreation and the well-being of residents.
Murrayburn & Hailesland Community Park Association, M&HCPA was established in January 2017 to provide a forum for residents passionate about improving the local area (M&HCPA Facebook Page). We have already started on site with the development of the Neighbourhood Garden, our next goal is to establish an Adventure Playground next door.
M&HCPA & SWEE have been delivering Natural Play outdoor play sessions for local children since 2017. In 2018, SWEE installed a pop-up Community Cafe in a shipping container as a base of operations in Murrayburn & Hailesland whilst we established the Neighbourhood Garden.
In 2019, M&HCPA received a grant from the Scottish Govt Making Places fund to develop designs for the Greenway as a Community Park, we are working with The City of Play to prepare designs for the community park, we hope for the designs to be published in Autumn 2019.