Inverleith Park is a large open park with playing fields, split into four areas by tree lined paths.
It is in the heart of one of the most attractive large open spaces in the city, which includes the Royal Botanic Garden, the private grounds and sports fields of the Edinburgh Academy, Stewart's Melville College, Fettes College, George Heriot's at Goldenacre, and the Grange Cricket Ground.
The park contains 3 football, 4 rugby and 6 seven-a-side pitches, a cricket square, petanque area and children's play area, and yet there is still room for quiet contemplation. The scale of the park means that you can always find a secluded corner, despite the 400 events that take place annually within its confines.
Purchased by the Corporation in 1889 from Mr Charles Rocheid, for £33,500, this purchase also included a farm.
There is a small enclosed Sundial Garden, with sundial dated 1890, a small annual bed round sundial and two rose beds with seating
The memorial fountain dated 1899 (not in working condition), set in a rough granite obelisk, was erected in memory of John Charles Dunlop. councillor for the St Bernard's Ward.
It is a great place to watch the Royal Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert in September.
Description courtesy of The City of Edinburgh Council
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