Pocket Parks pop-up in city centre

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.

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

The project will see four 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 two 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 two 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.