Thanks to my good friend Kent Lundberg in Auckland for sending through these photos of a cool little pop up park recently unveiled in the City of Sail’s CBD.  Griffiths Gardens, is a temporary respite from the dust and disruption of Auckland’s ambitious City Rail Link project, providing an “inner-city back yard for CBD residents, workers and visitors.”
“As well as seating, picnic tables and play equipment there will be a garden shed for gardening tools and bike repair gear.”  
Indeed a well programmed space packing in the amenities for a variety of users, including those city slickers running low on cell phone power:
More on Griffiths Gardens from the Auckland Council website here


  1. Pretty cool stuff. I survived (barely) 1960s playground equipment when I was a kid, including killer and maiming teeter totters. Nice to see such active play taking up street space.
    However, pop-up parks are also a reminder of just how little attention our streetscapes still are in terms of human scale and urban design detailing. They need a deep, deep rethink, something with permanence as a goal.

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