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The pocket parks are a mix of new and existing parks and reserves that were underutilised, including old industrial sites, roads, and old assets that are no longer needed and can be repurposed.

These projects give those living in Melbourne's inner and middle suburbs much-needed green, open space for recreation and relaxation.

This investment in open space will provide social, health and well-being benefits for the community for years to come.

These projects also have a focus on being designed in a way that looks to increase shade and cool our local streets, helping combat Melbourne's increasingly hotter summers.

Photos of pocket parks

Pocket park locations

Leslie Street pocket park

ParkLeslie Street pocket park, St Albans

Status: Project complete

Location: Vacant land at 88a Arthur Street, St Albans 3021 - The site includes the road intersection area between Leslie Street and carpark

Glengala pocket park

Park: Glengala pocket park, Sunshine West

Status: Project complete

Location: Intersection of Glengala Road and Gum Street, Sunshine West

Cary Street pocket park

ParkCary Street Pocket Park, Sunshine North

Status: Project complete

Location: 86 Cary Street, Street Sunshine North

Oakover pocket park

ParkOakover pocket park, Preston

Status:  Project complete

Location: Corner Oakover Road and High Street, Preston Central

Birmingham Street pocket park

ParkBirmingham Street pocket park, Yarraville

Status: Project complete

Location: Birmingham Street, between Avoca Street and Somerville Road, Yarraville

Warde and Whitehall Streets pocket park

Park: Lilardia pocket park, Footscray

Status: Project underway. Scheduled to be complete mid-2024

Location: Intersection of Warde and Whitehall Streets, Footscray

Bedford Street pocket park

Park: Bedford Street pocket park, North Melbourne

Status: Project underway. Scheduled to be complete late 2024

Location: 2-8 Bedford Street, North Melbourne (Bedford Street Reserve) 1A Courtney Street, North Melbourne (Courtney Street Reserve)

Cambridge Street pocket park

Park: Cambridge Street pocket park, Oakleigh

Status: Project complete

Location: Cambridge Street Reserve, 38-40 Haughton Road, Oakleigh

Cameron Avenue pocket park

ParkCameron Avenue pocket park, Oakleigh South

Status: Project complete

Location: 9-15 Cameron Avenue and Pitt Street Road reserve, Oakleigh South

Westerfield Drive Reserve pocket park

Park: Westerfield Drive Reserve pocket park, Notting Hill

Status: Project complete

Location: 33-37 Westerfield Drive (Cnr Westerfield Drive and Samada Street), Nottinghill

Mount Alexander Road triangle pocket park

ParkMount Alexander Road Triangle pocket park, Flemington

Status: Project underway. Schedule to be complete late 2024

Location: 177a Mount Alexander Road, Flemington

Pattison Street pocket park

ParkPattison Street pocket park, Moonee Ponds

Status: Project complete

Location: 36 Pattison Street, Moonee Ponds

Strathaird Reserve pocket park

ParkStrathaird Reserve pocket park, Strathmore

Status: Project complete

Location: 1-15 Strathaird Street, Strathmore

More photos of pocket parks

Page last updated: 13/06/24