Pocket parks are part of the Mayor’s London’s Great Outdoors - the programme to improve streets, squares, parks, and canal and riverside spaces across London. Pocket parks are small areas of inviting public space for all people to enjoy, providing relief from the hustle and bustle of the city. These spaces have trees and greenery; they are open to all; they have places to sit and relax and for people to come together; and they contribute to making the city friendlier, greener and more resilient. All of our £2million pocket park funding has now been allocated to over 100 parks in 26 London boroughs.
All 100 pocket parks ware now complete. Find out where your nearest one is HERE.
The videos below illustrate the process of creating a pocket park; from planning through to completion.
West Green Road Pocket Park
Vauxhall Walk Pocket Park
Lamlash Street Pocket Park
Many of our parks post fantastic blogs and pictures about their work - see here for the top picks:
Springbank Road Pocket Park – Read how they created this park on a previously overlooked site.
Brenton Play Park – See the fantastic transformation of this site into a wonderful play space.
Harlesden Town Gardens – Check out the finishing touches to this park.
Crossbones Garden – Take a look at all the work that has taken place at this site, soon a park for all to enjoy.
Caravanserai Pocket Park – thinking creatively about what gardens can be - hear more about how they created three mobile gardens.
EcoActive talk on film about their Pocket Park in Hackney.
Baynes Street Pocket Park – find out more about this opened up wildlife garden in Camden.
Cody Dock Pocket Park – Hear more from the people involved in creating this waterside park.
If you are interested in how we selected our parks, you are welcome to read our Pocket Parks Prospectus for more information.
All of our funding has been allocated, however if you have any questions about the Pocket Park Programme or would like advice on creating your own Pocket Park please contact firstname.lastname@example.org