Little France Park has been dubbed Edinburgh's "biggest new park in a generation", turning previously undeveloped, low-quality arable grassland known as the South East Wedge Parkland, into a 45-hectare playground for the local community, a green corridor for wildlife, and connector for people biking from the city centre to Midlothian.
Little France Park is part of a larger development area in south east Edinburgh and adjacent parts of Midlothian. The area includes the regeneration area of Craigmillar, the new BioQuarter including Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and new housing developments in Shawfair, Midlothian.
The entire redevelopment area has targeted good cycle and active travel routes within the parkland to connect new and existing communities.
When fully realised the parkland will constitute a major element of a plan called Edinburgh Living Landscape.