I’ve been documenting the tiny parks and public open spaces in Fitzroy. This is perhaps the smallest of them all. It’s merely a narrow strip of Greeves St on the corner of Young St. Does it even count as a park? If not, what do you call it?

greevesyoung does this count as a park?

does this count as a park?

9 thoughts on “does this count as a park?

  • 24 May 2009 at 1:25 pm
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    The Japanese would call it a ‘pocket park’.

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  • 24 May 2009 at 5:19 pm
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    The strip of garden and lawn is a pocket park and has recently been improved with plantings by the council-employed gardeners. If the Yarra Council bought the vacant block next door in Young Street, the park could double in size.

    Most days there are people sitting on the benches, enjoying the sun, eating their lunch, drinking coffee, etc. The absence of noisy traffic makes it a lovely spot to stop.

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    • 24 May 2009 at 5:39 pm
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      It is a lovely spot! I have stopped and sat on that bench several times to watch the world go by…

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  • 25 May 2009 at 10:14 am
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    There’s a similar one in North Brighton and it’s called a “reserve”.

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  • 25 May 2009 at 12:29 pm
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    I always think of a ‘reserve’ as something much more expansive.

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  • 26 May 2009 at 10:59 pm
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    this is most definitely a park. i’ve had serious discussions about ‘where this relationship is going’ and smoked a joint there. on separate occasions. and i’ve had a picnic there, come to think of it. yep, i think those are the qualifiers.

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  • 27 May 2009 at 9:05 pm
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    ‘Pocket Park’ sits pretty well with me. I’m the gardener who has recently planted some succulents and aridity tolerant species in an attempt to show the masses that one can have quite an attractive garden that will not only tolerate our current climate, (including our brutal last summer!) but thrive in it. Watch this space…

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  • 27 May 2009 at 9:13 pm
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    I like Mim’s way of ranking a park. That makes the tiny King park a special place for me :-)

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