Gorgie Dalry Community Park Ball Court

{Edinburgh} Gorgie/ Dalry Community Park

I photographed another playground for you today. To be honest, it’s not one I would take my boys to, mostly because there is hardly anything there, but I’m including the review here for completeness sake. It’s official name according to the sign is Gorgie/ Dalry Community Park, though Google maps just has it down as Dalry, and it’s sandwiched between West Approach Road and the Lidl car park on Dalry Road.

Gorgie Dalry Community Park Playground

Given the size of space allocated to the large round play area, there’s really not much there – a roundabout, a balance beam, some kind of swing, and another piece of equipment I couldn’t quite figure out. In face, there’s more seating there than play equipment. The play area is surfaced with wood chips, and there’s a large circular grassy area adjacent to it, both of which are fenced in. Next to the play area, is a fenced in ball court with goals and basketball hoops.

Gorgie Dalry Community Park Ball Court

Given the size of the play area, it’s a shame there hasn’t been more play equipment installed. There would easily be space to add a climbing frame and slide. It’s also a shame that there was a LOT of rubbish littering the whole of the community park. I think if you live in this area, it’s probably a good space to have nearby, especially if you perhaps don’t have your own garden to let the kids run around in – though between the play area and he ball court, the ball court is probably the more attractive out of the two. I think though that it’s definitely not a playground worth making a trip across town for.

Playground Stats

Name: Gorgie/ Dalry Community Park
Location: Dalry Road/ West Approach Road
Map coordinates: 55.94096, -3.22119
Best for: Juniors, Teenagers
Ground cover: Wood chip
Rating: Thumbs down

Play Equipment

  • Carousel
  • Swing
  • Balancing beam
  • Ball court with goals and basketball hoops


  • Benches

How to get there:

Gorgie/ Dalry Community Park is located off West Approach Road. The entrance is on the path leading from the subway under West Approach to Dalry Road, opposite the steps that go down to the Lidl car park on Dalry Road. There are a number of buses that stop on both West Approach Road and Dalry Road, ca. 3 – 5 minutes walk away.

Closes Bus Stops

No. 22, 30 Lothian Bus: Fountain Park

No. 2, 3, 4, 25, 33, 44 Lothian Bus: Dalry Primary School

Check out our A to Z map of public playgrounds in Edinburgh to plan your next playground visit, and let us know your favourites that you think we should check out in the comments below!

Post a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.