Colourful yarnbombing, mural paintings, a new dog park and interactive street art are all part of a new focus on the everyday as Sydney Olympic Park creates inviting spaces for locals.
The first wave of local initiatives at Sydney Olympic Park will see a new dog park, yarn bombing, street libraries, local stories photo exhibition, community involved mural painting, and interactive street art. Works begin in December and will roll out over the following months with the dog park expected mid-2021.
Susan Skuodas Director of Place Management of Sydney Olympic Park Authority said co-designing the placemaking initiatives with the community was critical.
“Before we put pen to paper on this project we listened,” said Ms Skuodas. “All of the activities being delivered are in response to what we heard and that was locals want colour, interest, and intimacy.”
“We know Sydney Olympic Park can be overwhelming in its size as it needs to deliver for big crowds, there is still a lot we can do to create warm spaces and laneways of colour and fun.”
“This project is not set and forget; we are looking to test out ideas, see what attracts people to dwell and enjoy public space and be flexible so locations remain fun and interesting.”