Anyone who walks past Warriston playing fields can immediately see the facilities are in a state of disrepair.
Scottish Lib Dem candidate for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Rebecca Bell, said: "Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Leisure are both responsible for the planned renovations, and whilst I am sure that no one has deliberately sought to delay the works, I am very keen to see progress. A couple of technical complications have delayed proceedings so far, but I see no reason for further deferral.
"This is important. Not only because the current state of the playing fields has fostered anti-social behaviour, but also because the sooner we can renovate the playing fields, the sooner they can be put to best use and enjoyed by our community again. I am sure with a concerted effort between the Council and the Leisure Centre we can see the improvement plans come to fruition."