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Co-creating The Phoenix Park: Open Exhibition

04 June - 30 June

9:00 -7:00

Located in the Gascoigne West neighbourhood, Barking, this temporary pocket park has been co-designed by residents, landscape architect, the client, maintenance teams and contractor.

Funded by Be First and Wates, it is built on three key principles:
1. Co-creation by diverse and representative voices - Care for all people
2. Embedding circular economy principles - Care for the planet
3. Stewardship by the community – Care for place and community

Local residents identified four themes to guide the design: Exercise, Play, Grow and Contemplation. At the heart of the park is a communal stage and feasting table for gatherings, events, communal dining, games and more. The park will be built using materials that can be upcycled or re-used.

Open Exhibition: Display boards will be available to view in the park throughout the month.

Collaboration between: Be First, LB Barking & Dagenham, My Place, Wates Residential, Fabrik and Urban Symbiotics


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Be First

Image: Fabrik


Gascoigne Pocket Park

Opposite Nisa Local, Abbey Rd., Barking IG11 7FU

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