Colinton Mains Park - young people's survey

Closed 10 Jul 2015

Opened 1 Jun 2015

Feedback updated 11 Feb 2016

We asked

young people in the local area how they currently use Colinton Mains Park, if at all, and how they would like to use it in the future.  The survey was developed to explore the level of interest in a new skate park which had been proposed by some local young people.

You said

98 local young people responded.  The majority  currently use the park for a range of activities.  Most respondents thought that a skate park would be a good idea and that it would be well used.

We did

The results of the survey were passed on to the local Neighbourhood Partnership.  They will inform future plans for the park.


The online survey aims to find out more about how local young people use Colinton Mains Park and how they would like to use it in future.  The background to the survey is a petition by a group of local young people calling for a skatepark in the park.  Although the petition has more than 60 names, the idea of a skatepark was only mentioned once in a consultation involving a series of peer-led discussions with local young people about what they would like to see in the area. 

The introduction to the survey makes it clear that there are financial limitations in terms of providing any new facilities.

The survey is aimed at local young people from Primary 6/7 upwards. 

Why your views matter

We want to find out more about how young people use the park and what they would like to see in it.

What happens next

The survey will give us a better idea about what young people think about Colinton Mains Park in general and about what they think of the specific idea of developing a skatepark there.  Their views will be fed into the Neighbourhood Partnership and will contribute towards any developments with the park in future, although the scope to make changes is limited by a lack of money.


  • Ward 8 - Colinton/Fairmilehead


  • Children & Young People


  • Youth clubs and participation