‘The Green’ pop-up park for June long weekend at Palm Court

30/05/2019

Over the June long weekend (8 -10 June) Palm Court car park in Hurstville will be transformed into a pop-up park ‘The Green’.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene explained how ‘The Green’ will see the existing car park converted into public open space for the community to enjoy.

“‘The Green’ follows community feedback which points to a need for a range of public open spaces for people to meet, relax and engage,” said Mayor Greene.

“The park will include seating and tables, a book swapping station, giant yard games including Jenga and Connect 4, free Wi-Fi and a children’s play gym.

Councillor Lou Konjarski, who presented the Notice of Motion in relation to ‘The Green’ at the Council Meeting on Monday 27 May, was pleased that other Councillors had thrown their support behind the concept.

“Georges River Council acknowledges the importance of passive open space particularly in our urban centres, areas characterised by high density development, excellent access to public transport, shops and services,” said Cr Konjarski.

“We know that a high number of residents in Hurstville don’t have cars, which means there is a need for centrally located facilities and community spaces.

“There are also a high proportion of residents who live alone, and it’s important that Council provides a sufficient range of spaces for people to connect with each other to help foster inclusion.

“‘The Green’ pop-up park is part of the development of the Hurstville Heart of the City Place Strategy, and will include the opportunity for community engagement on Saturday 8 June from 10.30am – 12.30pm,” added Cr Konjarski.

Council will also be seeking community feedback on the pop-up park and the broader vision for Hurstville on its Your Say page.

Event Details:
‘The Green’ pop-up activities
8 – 10 June, 2019
Palm Court car park, Forest Road, Hurstville
Giant yard games 9.00am-4.00pm
Tumbletown children’s play gym 10.00am-2.00pm