The Make My Park Pop project was officially launched on October 21st 2013. Ken Morgan, Graphic Design and Visual Merchandising Teacher at NADC, took part in a Penrith Council initiative call ‘Make My Park Pop’ on 19 th September to design and instigate community spaces around the Penrith area. Jo Ernsten from Visual Arts Teacher NADC also participated in the consultation with Ken. The concept designs produced by the participants produced in the workshop were very well received by Council. The trial park fronts Henry and High streets in down town Penrith and stretches toward Riley Street.
"This park gives our CBD a more attractive, greener gateway - somewhere for locals and visitors to meet and relax or enjoy activities, and discover what’s on offer from a unique mix of eateries, shops and businesses.
The park was designed by community and business representatives, designers, creatives and student architects at an intensive workshop on 19 September. They were guided by world renowned urban tactician Mike Lydon and place-making specialists Place Partners and The Lot. The design was then presented to a public workshop that evening."
http://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/MakeMyParkPop/ retrieved 24th October 2013
Ken Morgan (centre) with the other members of the community that designed the outdoor space.
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