Proposed new park in Richmond

a concept design of the new park at Charlotte Street

To make sure more of our community has access to nearby open space, we’re proposing to close the western end of Charlotte Street (between Church and St Crispin streets, in front of Richmond Library) to turn it into a small pocket park.

This exciting new pocket park would reclaim the roadway and provide greenery, shade and seating, making it an area to relax in and to meet friends.

The possibility of creating a park in this location was first noted as part of the Swan Street Streetscape Masterplan in 2021. During the community consultation for the masterplan, the idea of reclaiming the roadway to create a pocket park in Charlotte Street was well-supported.

We are now asking for the community’s feedback on this proposal. We want to know:

Do you generally support the idea of closing part of Charlotte Street to create a pocket park?

How would you use the pocket park?

What would you like to see in the space?

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