Media Releases 2011
Peel Street Park to open on 9 July
30 June 2011
Collingwood is about to become a little greener with the opening of the Peel Street Park.
Community members are invited to attend the official opening of the park on Saturday 9 July, at 10am.
The new space, on the corner of Peel and Oxford streets, is 1050 square metres (about the size of three house blocks) and will provide a small oasis of parkland close to the bustling activity on Smith Street.
The $700,000 project to convert a former car park into the park was funded from developer open space contributions collected by Council.
With an open lawn area, trees, a rain garden, and a drinking fountain, it will provide another place for people to gather or relax.
Cr Clarke said the Peel Street Park was one of several projects Council was working on to expand or improve public spaces in Collingwood.
“Parks weren’t really considered when Collingwood was mainly an industrial precinct, but as more residents have moved into the area we’ve needed to find ways to provide open space,” Cr Clarke said.
“Along with the Peel Street park, we’re also proposing to close off part of nearby Oxford Street, between Langridge and Derby streets, so we can create a new open space there.
“And right now, we’re also revamping a small reserve just down the road on Cambridge Street which will include installing a new playground, making it more family-friendly.
More details about the Peel Street Park can be found here.
Picture: Collingwood resident Rachel Boyce and her daughter Tallulah enjoying the new park.
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