Hop into pop up park

Susan McIntyre, Frank Pizi and Sara Mitchell. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

It’s time to drop into the Point Cook Pop Up Park.
The popular park has returned to Murnong Street, transforming the area into a colourful community space complete with bean bags, shades and lounging spots.
The park is hosted by Stockland Point Cook, led by not-for-profit CoLocal and supported by Wyndham City Council, community groups and businesses.
The Pop Up Park will feature an eight-week calendar with free events for all ages, including outdoor movies, live music and craft workshops, and will act as a venue for cultural events such as Bolly Holi and the Lunar New Year festival.
Susan McIntyre and Sara Mitchell, residents of Point Cook and founders of CoLocal, said that they were excited for this year’s Pop Up Park to build on last year’s success.
Stockland Point Cook centre manager Frank Pizi said his team was thrilled to be part of the pop up park.
“We’re so pleased to once again be a part of the Pop Up Park which offers many great experiences not just for the community, but also for the many customers visiting the centre, as well as the retailers,” he said.
This year, a group of students studying their Master of Environment at Melbourne University will join the park’s place-making team, to educate residents on sustainability.
This will include raising awareness of the importance of local wetlands with visits from their mascot Cookie, the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, and a painted mural on Murnong Street.
The Pop Up Park will run until Sunday, March,29. See www.pointcookpopuppark.com.au or www.facebook.com/PCPOPUP for details.