Enlivening our Streets with Malaga Parklet

Published on 02 July 2019

The City of Swan is pleased to launch its first ever relocatable parklet in the heart of Malaga.

The new mobile public open space is currently located at the corner of Beach Road and Camboon Road, but will be moved around to various locations in the City of Swan, starting in Whiteman Ward.

The Malaga parklet delivers a bright and inviting outdoor space for community members to meet and relax.

It includes a seating area, planters with native bushes, board games and a selection of magazines.

The sustainable parklet was made from a recycled shipping container and timber pallets.

The City commissioned WA artist, Jack Bromell, to paint a vibrant flamingo design on the side and back of the shipping container.

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said that the Malaga parklet will be a trial for the City to see how the space is enjoyed by the local community.

“We would like to hear from people if they have any ideas about how they want to use the parklet and what additional features it could include,” he said.

Whiteman Ward Councillor John McNamara said that the Malaga parklet is designed to create a positive environment that fosters community connection.

“We are grateful to all of the companies that assisted with the project, including Goodwill Engineering, Simple Building, Fulcrum Structural Engineering, Tiles Expo and Royal Wolf,” he said.

The parklet concept originated in San Francisco and is now being adopted in cities worldwide.

Pictured L-R: Staff from Goodwill Engineering, City of Swan Mayor David Lucas, and Whiteman Ward Councillors Maria Haynes, Adam Kovalevs and John McNamara.