Family event marks park's turnaround

posted 2 Apr 2009, 07:48 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 2 Apr 2009, 07:50 ]
A park which has been regularly targeted by vandals in recent years is to celebrate its recovery with a community day.

In what has been hailed as a remarkable turnaround for Liberton Park, the family event will take place on Saturday.

Only 18 months ago, fireraisers burned the play equipment there to the ground.

This came only a short time after the pavilion was destroyed in another deliberately started fire.

Furious residents clubbed together and formed the Friends of Liberton Park Group in a move to make the park safe for their children.

Saturday's event, named Donkey Saturday, will include pony rides, Easter egg hunts, football, rounders and a multitude of other activities.

A spokeswoman for the group said: "The purpose of the group is to ensure that the park is used for the community regardless of their age.

"Although the vandalism caused extensive damage, a positive response has been generated with the formation of the friends group and the local community taking an interest.

"It will be a fun day for families in the area."

Source: Edinburgh Evening News