Spylaw Park is a small but well used park located within the Water of Leith’s valley in the Colinton area of Edinburgh. The Mushroom Trust donated funds towards path upgrades, path corridor clearance and further path works. Spylaw Park was awarded Green Flag status in July 2014. The park has received continual support from the local council and a number of volunteers.
This park is situated in North Edinburgh in the local community of Pilton. The trustees provided funds for local involvement in planting schemes for new trees and modest herbal planting. The local community also engaged with the Park Action Group to support ongoing maintenance.
Since 2006, the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) has been working on an ongoing project to make environmental improvements to Hailes Quarry Park. The Mushroom Trust has been donating funds towards Hailes Quarry Park resulting in a series of improvements, such as the creation of a new cycle way and childen’s play park, and the installation of features to make the park more welcoming and accessible through enhanced entrances, seating and handrails. ELGT has organised a number of events to involve the local community in activities within the park. These encourage people to use the park for healthy living, exercise, enjoyment and recreation. In recognition of all these achievements, Hailes Quarry Park was awarded a Green Flag in 2012.