Inverleith Park was once a country estate owned by the Rocheid family before it was purchased by the cooperation in 1889. Work quickly commenced on the development of the park with the basic framework that still exists. Today the park is set in 62 acres of neatly maintained grassland, split by mature tree lined avenues. The park accommodates a variety of uses and activities including sports pitches and club pavilions, bowling greens, tennis courts, allotments, a play area and pond. The pond was established as a location for model boat sailing and is still used by model boat enthusiasts today. The sundial garden, in memory of Councillor Kinloch Anderson, offers visitors a tranquil area for peace and relaxation.
Once part of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Inverleith Park is idyllically situated amid the quiet leafy streets of North Edinburgh. The park boasts fantastic views to the south across the city encompassing Edinburgh Castle and the cities skyline out to Arthur’s Seat, providing a perfect vantage point to view the Festival and New Year Firework displays.