There are three play areas within Pittencrieff Park:
- two between the Pittencrieff Street entrance and the Glen Pavilion
- one at the Nethertown entrance
The parks are equipped with chutes, swings, climbing frames and roundabouts and all have safety surfacing.
The play area near the Pittencrieff entrance was provided to celebrate the centenary of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, and was opened by Her Royal Majesty the Queen in June 2003.
Work to replace the equipment at the Nethertown play area was completed in spring 2015. The equipment installed has a more natural look and has proved popular with visitors.