A photograph of a small crowd watching a group of dancers perform in a bright, urban, pop-up park. A large concrete bridge stands overhead.

Image: Gamay Dancers perform at the community opening of Bank Street Pop-up Park.

Bank Street Pop-up Park opens to the community

26 Oct 2023

Bank Street Pop-up Park has opened at Blackwattle Bay in the shadow of Sydney’s Anzac Bridge.

The community opening was marked with a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by Rowena Welsh-Jarrett, and the sharing of three stories by the Gamay Dancers from the Gujaga Foundation, followed by words from the local community including Dragon Boats NSW and Pyrmont Action Group.

Designed by OCULUS, and built by Regal Innovations for Infrastructure NSW, this brand-new space includes outdoor fitness equipment, a handball court, shaded areas to sit and relax, scooter paths for children to enjoy, and a basketball half-court – Sydney Kings and Sydney Comets players have even tested the hoop!

The pop-up park is located within the boundary of the future Bank Street Park, which OCULUS is currently designing alongside Greenshoot Consulting x Greenaway Architects, Collins and Turner, Atelier Ten, Büro North, Philip Chun, Core42, and Enspire.

The temporary park will remain available for the wider community to enjoy while the Bank Street Park project progresses. Bank Street Park will ultimately deliver 11,000 square metres of open space for the community and complete Sydney’s 15-kilometre harbour foreshore walk from Rozelle to Woolloomooloo.

For more information on the progress of Bank Street Park and the wider Blackwattle Bay precinct, please visit: blackwattlebay.insw.com.

Four people posing for a photo outside on a brightly painted ground. There is a curved bench beside them and a basketball hoop in the background.

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