The popular community-led Point Cook Pop Up Park will be back from February 4 until March 29, 2020 for eight fun-filled weeks. Now into its 3rd iteration, the park has been a firm favourite for locals of all ages.
In 2019, it attracted over 90,000 visitors. The Park hosted over 273 free events and activities supported by Wyndham City and Stockland. 194 of these events were due to an amazing contribution of goodwill from local groups and businesses.
It is back, full of fun and as good as ever, with lots of fan-favourite events planned, like movie nights and live music. In February, the park will act as a chill-out zone for the ever-popular Lunar festival, and in March will host the colourful signature Bolly Holi event.
A new collaboration with over 70 regenerative place-making Masters students from the University of Melbourne, has also seen an injection of fresh ideas.
Point Cook is known as one of the fastest growing suburbs in Australia with a community of over 64,000 people from 160 different ethnicities. It is also known as the largest online shopping area in Australia – four years in a row according to Australia post. The park acts as a beacon, drawing these online shoppers out of their homes.
Co-Leads Susan McIntyre and Sara Mitchell believe that community-led place making allows for a unique experience, bringing locals together to collaborate, share ideas and make things happen. Not only creating great spaces, but a place for people to meet and get to know one another. The knock-on effect is that the community supports the local economy, while they are enjoying the space.
The ongoing success of the park also provides inspiration for others to bring their ideas to life.
The park is situated in the restaurant precinct of the Stockland Point Cook Town Centre in Murnong Street and will run from February 4 till March 29, 2020.
The space will be a mix of programmed and organic activity and anyone who is interested in getting involved, is encouraged to get in touch via the Facebook page or email.