East Tullos Burn was created because of heavy metal contamination from the industrial estates to the west - protecting the local people from elements like arsenic and lead from entering their bodies
Given the fast pace of modern life it's more important than ever to have access to real wild space, particularly for children.
This area of Torry has been a wetland for at least two hundred years - developing it would put the surrounding houses, road and new harbour at risk of flooding.
There are over 37 different points of the school curriculum that can be met by utilising St Fittick's for education!
Dozens of scientific studies now point to the critical link between access to green space and improved mental health.
Lockdown has put stress on us like never before - St Fittick's is the only properly wild greenspace in Torry - critical for 10,000 people!
42 species of bird breeding, 116 plant species and hundreds of invertebrates all call St Fittick's their home, including the nationally vulnerable corn marigold!
Reedbeds, wet grasslands and wet woodlands are all nationally vulnerable and rare habitats, and are a mark of the high level of biodiversity present.
Every year tens of thousands of migratory birds pass through the park - acting as a critical stopover point on their journey south.