Stockport’s New Pocket Park
Seating, Table Tennis & Cycling
Stockport’s latest addition to its green space is a Parklet. It is a new concept here but is popular in other towns and countries all over the world. Stockport’s Parklet is the first from the Bee Network Parklet Scheme and held its launch event on June 12th.
A Parklet or Pocket Park is a small space in urban areas that adds more seating, flowers, trees and cycle racks in the public realm.
They are called Parklets or Pocket Parks because they are tiny and fit into previously unused space.
The concept is really flexible and can be created in almost any location. We are very lucky to have to have been allocated one and we can only hope they will pop all over our town centre in the near future.
The Parklet is located on Bridgefield Street in Stockport opposite Mango Bean cafe next to Redrock.
There is also a table tennis table within the Parklet that can be used by members of the public. We were made aware that the paddles and ball can be borrowed from Mango Bean across the way.
One incredible feature is the Stockport mural on the wall which features iconic Stockport landmarks in bright colours. It is a great addition considering the expected local grey skies of Stockport.
The park has been funded by Andy Burnham’s Mayors Fund in partnership with Chris Boardman’s cycling initiative. There will be many more popping up all over the Greater Manchester area.