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Public Meeting To Discuss Proposed Pocket Park For Queen Street
Friday 9 December 2011, 1:49PM
By Marlborough District Council


Anyone with an interest in the Council’s plan to develop a small public park on the site of the Queen Street car park is invited to come along to a meeting at the Council on Monday evening.

The ‘pocket park’ is one of the ideas to come out of the Growing Marlborough Blenheim Town Centre Report: “A Vision for the Future” – the Council’s town planning project which has been underway since 2009.

The Council this year decided on the first projects to begin from that Blenheim Town Centre Report; street trees and a cycle lane on Seymour Street, gateway entrances to the town at Grove Road and Alfred Street and a small green pocket park at the northern end of Queen Street.

The ‘pocket park’ concept developed from the report proposes to:

  • Build a pocket park on the total area of Queen Street car park (excluding the right of way)
  • Expand the park area onto the south western corner of Queen and Charles Street so there is a direct view through to green park from Market Place
  • Have a permanent stage for events and space to hold markets
  • Replace the existing public toilets with a smaller unit
  • Remove all the 43 car park spaces in the current Queen Street car park
  • Remove seven car parks at the southern end of Queen Street
  • Include both paved and grassed areas.


The Council is asking for another round of feedback so that the final designs can be developed.

Public meeting 5.30 pm, Monday 12 December, at the Council.

Anyone wishing to discuss issues directly with Council may make an appointment by contacting the Council, Ph: 520 7400.

Growing Marlborough Blenheim Town Centre page
Blenheim Town Centre Report: A Vision for the Future
Blenheim Town Centre CBD Streetscape Brief INDEX