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Pocket Parks pop-up in city centre

City of Wolverhampton Council has installed Pocket Parks in the city centre to transform urban spaces into vibrant green zones for everyone to use.

Pocket Parks pop-up in city centre
Pocket Parks

Pocket Parks pop-up in city centre
Pocket Parks

Pocket Parks are mobile green spaces that enable visitors to have a comfortable space to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

The project will see 4 areas of the city centre transformed with new green spaces, seating and planting. Each Pocket Park will have a unique look and feel at each location.

The first 2 Pocket Parks have been installed at Lichfield Street, outside the entrance to the bus station and at the Lichfield Street Princess Street junction.

An additional 2 Pocket Parks will also be arriving in the city centre this Summer.

Ross Cook, Service Director for City Environment, at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "Increasing the availability of green space creates a more inviting place to give residents, particularly in urban areas more space to relax and enjoy the outdoors - especially as the Summer months arrive.

"Lichfield Street is one of our key gateways into the city - a place many people see when they arrive in Wolverhampton by train. Visitors will see the changes we are making and get a great first impression of our city.

"Pocket Parks will not only provide more space for people to enjoy the outdoors but will also create a much more attractive setting for everyone to enjoy."

The project is an extension to the council's 'Lighting up the City' project - creating a brighter and more attractive environment across the city.

  • released: Friday 27 April, 2018