Stay awhile on Wray Ave – soak up a Solar PARKlet

PARK(ing) day pop up parklet

I love the design for the Wray Ave Solar Parklet. It’s a proposed expansion of community space here on the Ave. These photos are from a fun afternoon letting people know about the proposal, whilst celebrating international PARK(ing) day. ABC news got in on the action.

The parklet recently won City of Fremantle Start Some Good funding support, now we just need to crowdfund the rest to make it a reality before the end of October: http://startsomegood.com/Venture/wray_ave_solar_parklet

According to designer Jean Paul Horre “The Wray Ave Solar Parklet is a public place designed to enhance the community by redeveloping road space into a public park with a small garden, seating and solar power to charge personal devices and light the dark at night.

The park transforms unused space into community space, providing a place to meet friends, watch the world go by or to rest on your way elsewhere.

The sustainable solar parklet will be build using reclaimed materials by local crafts people.

It is carefully designed to enhance local identity and community interaction by providing a place to meet and linger.

So what is it? A parklet is basically a cleverly designed sidewalk rest stop with seating and plants and other anemities that may not be provided yet. In this design on Wray Ave the parklet will have solar lighting and power along with permanant seating and plants.”

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Winter verge busy bee 2015

Who would have thought that 49 Wray Ave would consistently inspire verge busy bee coordination? When Diane and Ian rented their home out Marc and Danielle soon stepped into their shoes and were getting active on the street. Massive thanks to them for organising our last busy bee (including many loads of mulch shovelling and transportation) and best wishes for home making in East Freo! Hats off to Louise, Matt, Bonnie & Harry for transforming their neighbours verge seeings as theirs is paved and Mark from Samson St for lending a hand. Jo is keeping hers spruced still I see. Thanks to Cherise who was on hand for landscaping expertise. Great to have a coffee with you afterwards Mark (x3!), Cristiane, Lee, June, Heath et al. Thanks muchly to Councillor Rachel Pemberton for helping weed and for shouting the volunteers a coffee – and to Lenny the Ox for coming to the party and making it a feast!

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Thank you flowers to Marc & Danielle!

Lookin good

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