Pocket park lights up Morley

The Morley Momentum committee member Jess Hunt and Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim
The Morley Momentum committee member Jess Hunt and Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim

A MUSIC series, pop-up bar and yoga sessions are among the community’s ideas for a rejuvenated pocket park in Morley.

Upgrades including a stage deck, seating, paths, lighting, greenery, bike racks, festoon lights and a water fountain have recently been added to the Progress Street pocket park.

Community group The Morley Momentum received $65,000 in funding from the City of Bayswater and the Federal Government for the transformation.

Committee member Jess Hunt said the group was pleased with the upgrades.

“It is a drastic improvement to what was here before,” she said.

“It is again really good to bring some more greenery to the centre of Morley.

A garden bed in the pocket park. Picture: Kristie Lim

Ms Hunt said community members voiced at the park’s launch party that they wanted a music series, pop-up bar, yoga, theatrical showcases and monologues at the park.

Mayor Dan Bull said he looked forward to seeing the park used for small events, activities and gatherings.

“Progress Street Pocket Park provides a slice of green sanctuary in the middle of a bustling urban area,” he said.

“The deck can be used as seating or a stage for street performers.”

The group will be planning stage two of the project in 2020.

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