Victoria Park lies approximately three miles north of the centre of Edinburgh and one mile south of the Firth of Forth and is a well-used local park held in high regard by local residents. The park is good for a stroll or for quiet contemplation. A monument to Edward VII and a drinking fountain provides a link to the park’s past and nostalgic memories of the former railway line is created by users of the cycleway and walkway that link the park to other parts of the city.
Lying within a Conservation Area the park is an important open space that serves the Trinity area of North Edinburgh. The park is neighbours to two schools and is surrounded by residential developments. Access is well serviced by public transport, off road cycle and walkways and local residential routes.
Victoria Park was dominated by the presence of the railway but in 1983, Edinburgh District Council embarked on an ambitious environmental improvement programme. The railway line that bisected the park was removed and landscaped. This work necessitated the redesign of the park’s footpath network and the planting of trees.
Victoria Park is a traditional urban park characterised by mature trees and
areas of grass, with recreational facilities including a bowling green and
children’s play area.