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. You can see images of the play design sessions below including the pop-up prototype play structure built next to the neighbourhood garden.
Previously most of the local kids didn't give me the time of day but now they always stop to say hello and interact with my daughter which is a really nice change.