Mosgiel pocket parks to get a makeover

Concept art for the soon to be upgraded pocket park in Lanark St in Mosgiel. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED
Concept art for the soon to be upgraded pocket park in Lanark St in Mosgiel. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED
Work will soon begin on upgrades for the pocket parks in Mosgiel’s main street.

Dunedin City Council urban designer Peter Christos said it opted for an upgrade of the two small parks in Lanark and Glasgow Sts, next to Gordon Rd, as opposed to a total redesign.

The council was aware the parks were valued by the community and aimed to retain the essential character of the areas while providing additional features and a more contemporary feel.

The council had worked on the project with members of the Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board, he said.

The work included landscaping, new seating, tables and decorative screens with patterns that reflected the surrounding hills and mountain ranges.

Concept art for the soon to be upgraded pocket park in Glasgow St in Mosgiel.
Concept art for the soon to be upgraded pocket park in Glasgow St in Mosgiel.
A water fountain with a dog bubbler, along with bike and scooter parking, would be added to the Glasgow St park.

The work would cost about $180,000.

The footpath on Gordon Rd would be open throughout the work and pedestrians could still access businesses in the area.

The Lanark St upgrade would start on May 23 and was expected to be completed by June 6.

Glasgow St was expected to start on June 13 and should be completed by July 4, he said.

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