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Dunfermline Public Park


(St. Margaret's Drive Public Park)

An area of parkland lying a half-mile (0.8 km) east of the town centre, Dunfermline Public Park (sometimes known as St. Margaret's Drive Public Park) was established by the Town Council and laid out to a design by Sir Joseph Paxton c.1866. It was extended through further land acquisitions and now principally comprises grass, with tree-lined walkways, tennis courts, a children's play areas and a skateboard park. The Park hosts an annual Fresh Air Festival in May.

Located at the park's highest point, the Donald Fountain is a fine municipal drinking fountain constructed in pink granite, which was the gift of Provost Donald in 1877. A B-listed bandstand is the work of the Saracen Foundry of Walter MacFarlane and Co. in Glasgow, and was gifted by Mrs Louise Carnegie in 1888.

The park was divided with the controversial construction of St. Margaret's Drive in the early 1970s.


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