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    CATCHING UP: Maree Becker, left, Gina Davidson and Charlie the dog take a break at a temporary pop-up park in Horsham featuring natural lawn, flower boxes and fixed seating made from recycled materials. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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    Horsham Rural City Council councillor Robyn Gulline.

Pop-up park in Horsham

Horsham Rural City Council has installed a temporary park in Roberts Avenue, providing an urban oasis for residents and visitors.

The pop-up park, in front of clothing store Lili Vogue, features natural lawn, flower boxes and fixed seating made from recycled materials.

The temporary park will remain in place until April. 

Horsham mayor Robyn Gulline said the concept aimed to create more outdoor dining opportunities for the city’s restaurant and café scene in a COVID-19 environment.

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“I am proud to open a pop-up park in the heart of Horsham, where people can socialise, relax, enjoy a picnic or takeaway food,” she said.

“As the weather warms up, we wanted to bring some extra life and greenery to the centre of the city, as well as create a beautiful place for those who shop, work and learn in Horsham.”

Cr Gulline said while Roberts Avenue was chosen for Horsham’s first pop-up park, there was an opportunity to develop similar concepts across the city. 

She said the council would invite the public to provide feedback and suggestions for potential sites. 

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