Work on Buttercup Farm Park is due to start this summer on land that used to belong to Drum Brae primary school. It will be the first public park created in Edinburgh since Craigmillar Castle Park at the turn of the millennium.
The design for the park includes tree-lined avenues, an outdoor gym, meadow areas and play zones for children of all ages. Features were drawn up following extensive local consultation. The site is was the UK’s biggest poultry farm in the early 20th century.
The £235,000 project, of which £36,000 has been contributed by landfill tax distributors WREN, will be completed in two phases. The initial phase will include paths including a central avenue and circular path bordering the site.
Second phase is estimated to start in 2014 and will include the installation of an outdoor gym, ball court, play facilities for older children and a central art feature, said councillor Lesley Hinds.
"This will be a modern, community park with exciting new features to make Drum Brae playing fields a publicly accessible green space again," he said.