Proposals for Regeneration Harrison Park East

These are the plans proposed by LKMK for the regeneration of Harrison Park East.  They form part of the consultation being run by The Waters Ways Trust Scotland, British Waterways Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and Edinburgh Council.

The plans aim to upgrade the east side of the park by create new links with the canal, make further use of the bowling green area,  and to replace the current tarmacked private car park.

Option 1

Harrison-Park-Proposal-1 Maintain the existing park layoutConstruct new path between the football pitches and the bowling green hedge.New link to Watson Crescent including ramp suitable for the disabled

Relocate current park entrance on West Bryson Road to the west

Develop activity space within the bowling green area

Option 2

Harrison-Park-Proposal-2 Maintain the existing park layoutCreate new ramp to the canalRelocate current park entrance on West Bryson Road to the west

New path joining the canal new ramp and existing steps to the new entrance on West Bryson Road

New link to Watson Crescent including ramp suitable for the disabled

Create new path through bowling green area along with new play areas

Option 3

Harrison-Park-Proposal-3 Maintain the existing park layoutCreate new ramp to the canal to the east of the existing stepsCreate a new ramp to Watson Crescent

Relocate current park entrance on West Bryson Road to the east

New link to Watson Crescent including ramp suitable for the disabled

Create new path through bowling green area along with new play areas

The plans will be available to view on board the Re-union Barge that will be berthed at Ashley Terrace on Tuesday the 4th of May 2010 at 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday the 9th of May 2010 at 12.30 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Please let us know what you think of the plans either at the event or by contacting us here

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3 thoughts on “Proposals for Regeneration Harrison Park East

  1. I recieved your leaflet through the door this evening asking for people’s in put into how Harrison Park can best be used by all. I have a few ideas and would like to relay them to you:

    Many people with dogs meet up at Harrison park, I am a dog owner and I believe that dogs are happier trained because when they know where their boundaries are they can be freeer and feel more at easy in their environment, this also benefits our community. In order to train our dogs we need a fenced off area to practice training techniques, somewhere enclosed where dogs can focus on the tasks of training without being disrupted by dogs who are not in the controlled area.

    I also have children and feel that more activities for older children would be beneficial, there is only currently only a swing park for younger children, there could be a basket ball court for older ones. And maybe even a skate board park.

    A gazebo and bbq area would be nice too, some benches and tables for people to have picnics at.

    I have seen all these ideas in other public parks in Scotland and hope that some of them can be made possible at Harrison Park, which appears to me to be an under used space.

    preferably these things can be developed in a more central location or on the west side of the park so that more people can access the facilties and enjoy them.

    I look forward to reading your comments.

  2. I think it would be a great idea to include some sort of allotment in the plans but, instead of the plots being leased out it could be run as a community garden. Local groups such as social clubs could be involved and i’m sure the local primary school could use it as an education tool for the kids. You could have some raised beds so anyone with mobility problems could also be involved.

    There is a fantastic opportunity to do something that could greatly benefit the whole community. I hope it is not missed through a lack of vision.

  3. It always seemed to me, as a cyclist using the canal path by Harrison Park, that there is such a lot of traffic around that part of the park, that there is an opportunity for a little booth or kiosk selling snacks and drinks and the like. Something like one of those repainted police call boxes, or the portable designer coffee kiosk that is sometimes found outside the railway stations at South Gyle and Edinburgh Park…

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