Mollison Street is an east-west residential street in Abbotsford.

Location of Mollison Street. Image credit: Apple Maps, highlight from Streets Alive Yarra.

Pocket park

In 2018, just to the west of Charles Street, council built a pocket park:

Pocket park at Mollison Street. Image credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography.

You can see how it looked before:

Image credits: Google Maps

In 2015, tactical urbanism principles were used to enable local residents to trial the concept of a park, including any impact on traffic and parking, before it was designed.

Trial of pocket park in Mollison Street using tactical urbanism. Image credit: City of Yarra.
Concept for pocket park. Image credit: City of Yarra, Hansen Partnership.

Opportunity for another park

Council could build another pocket park at a different location, near Nicholson Street. The road is already blocked, so removing four car parking spaces could create a new public space:

Opportunity for grass and seating near Nicholson Street, by removing four car parking bays. Image credit: Apple Maps, Streets Alive Yarra.

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

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