Pop-up park to brighten up Dublin street

Tuesday 30 July 2013 16.32
Upstart plans to make Granby Park 'an urban sanctuary for everyone to enjoy and be inspired'
Upstart plans to make Granby Park 'an urban sanctuary for everyone to enjoy and be inspired'

Work is under way on what promises to be Dublin's largest pop-up park.

The vacant site on Dominick Street in the city centre is being transformed by Upstart, a not-for-profit voluntary arts collective.

It plans to make Granby Park "an urban sanctuary for everyone to enjoy and be inspired".

It raised the money for the project by running a Fundit campaign to raise €20,000 in 20 days.

The temporary park will host a variety of exhibitions and community events, along with a theatre built from wooden pallets.

There will also be a garden, a children's play area and an outdoor cinema.

Dublin City Council has backed the project, with input also coming from developers, architects, arts groups and local community groups.

Upstart says the project "demonstrates how vacant sites can be used to create something special for Dublin and its residents".

The pop-up park officially opens on 22 August - and being a temporary structure, it will close on 22 September.

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