A group of local people dedicated to transforming Montgomery Street Park into a vibrant and well used community space.

Join us and support the development of your local park with a one-off lifetime membership donation

Lifetime membership fee

We have a committee to run the group. Committee members are elected each year and voluntarily commit their time and talent for an initial one year period.

Meetings are currently held on Zoom, join us on:

Tue 31st Aug 2021 8pm Quarterly meeting
Sun 31st Oct 2021 6pm-7pm Hallowe’en event in the park
Tue 30th Nov 2021 8pm Quarterly meeting
Tue 22nd Feb 2022 8pm Quarterly meeting
Tue 31st May 2022 8pm AGM

We have hundreds of ordinary members, some of whom get involved with one-off events or specific aspects of the park project. These members are very supportive and dependable and have made vital contributions to our successes so far. We also have members who just like to be kept informed of our progress.

Whatever their level of involvement all our members are vital to the success of the project and all have contributed to the group’s achievements so far. Considering the group has existed for such a short time, these achievements are impressive.

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Masterplan

Take a look at our ambitious and exciting master plan to create a vibrant and beautiful space for all to enjoy.
This was developed in response to local consultation.

Friends Of Montgomery Street Park
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park18 hours ago
Sunday, 05 December 2021: 12 noon to 3 pm Leith Community Growers are making, decorating and talking about all things related to bug boxes, bird boxes, bat boxes and bee boxes at the Police Box on Leith Walk (EH7 4LT) . Come and learn how to build bat boxes. Make wreaths from willow. Chat about growing plans for next year.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1032788257552840
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park3 weeks ago
We had our last Tuesday afternoon litter pick of the year! Earlier sunsets mean we're going to move to a new date/time that will be brighter with the winter sun. ❄️☀️

Every week we have collected at least 2 bin bags full of rubbish.

New date/time to be confirmed. Anyone interested in joining the team, just pop along and say hi!

...and a picture of a mushroom in the park, for all you mushroom lovers.
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park3 weeks ago
What a wonderful morning of planting! Thank you so much to @elrecuk for organising the event, bringing volunteers, and generally being full of positive energy that we can add some green to our city!

Thank you to @leithcommunitygrowers for your expertise on all things trees, leading the planting, helping source tools, and being so enthusiastic that we can make a difference in our local community!

Thanks to @woodlandtrust for the trees! They have been growing at the Meanwhile site since before the pandemic 😲 and we are so glad to have them in the permanent home now! Thank you to Maarya for sharing info about the trees!!

The plants are a selection of dog rose, crab apple, hazel, blackthorn and more. They will complete the hedge on the north side of the park, against the street. The completed hedge will:
🚫 reduce noise pollution from traffic
🚫 reduce air pollution from vehicle exhaust
🚫 reduce litter blowing in from the street

💚 improve the biodiversity of our neighbourhood
give animals shelter and nesting sites
💚 give animals safe corridors to travel (especially important in the city!)
💚 cooling effect on our planet
💚 reduce our carbon footprint
💚 boost our mental health
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park4 weeks ago
Today at the park!
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park1 month ago
Friends of Montgomery Street Park's annual Halloween Party!

Free to attend--with hot chocolate and sweets on arrival

Prizes for winners of the:
Kids Costume Competition
Pumpkin Carving Competition-no naked flames, battery lights only.

Spooky games and delicious treats (bring some change for the treats!)

Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park
Friends Of Montgomery Street Park1 month ago
1 day to go!!
Halloween Party hosted by Friends of Montgomery Street Park
6-7pm on Oct 31st
Free

Pumpkin carving competition--no naked flames, battery lights only
Kids costume competition

Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have Covid symptoms!