Join in parklife celebration

Residents across the Capital are being encouraged to take part in events to mark the national Love Parks Week.

Events will be held across the city from today until Friday encouraging people to visit, enjoy and take pride in green spaces.

There are more than 130 parks in Edinburgh, ranging from small community parks, to natural heritage parks and large premier parks.

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Councillor Lesley Hinds, environment leader, said: “Attractive and well-presented parks and green spaces are fundamentally important to maintaining the quality of life in Edinburgh.

“We take particular pride in ensuring good outdoor spaces are accessible to all and the city has the highest number of Green Flag parks in the 

“Although the weather might not be the best at the moment, we’re still hoping lots of people will turn out next week to visit their local park and take part in some of the events.”