Pop up Parks believes in creating vibrant pop up spaces in urban environments to encourage people to be more playful and active outside. Since 2014 we have run events, designed products and brought some small but permanent changes to the built environment. Our focus for the future is to bring together and share examples from across the world of where pop up parks, pocket spaces and grassroots urban architecture is transforming the way we use public space.


Lambeth Schools Project

We are working with a number of Lambeth Primary Schools to support pupils in raising awareness about road safety, to understand how the look and feel of the street could be transformed and to encourage walking and cycling to school. The projects will result in a set of ‘safe street’ designs generated with children.

Lian Foundation

New design interventions

With support from the Lian Foundation, we are creating radical new prototypes to make the street more playful and interactive. There are eight designs in total including a Telephone Box Tree House, Junction Box Doll’s Houses and Street Panel Chimes.


Canterbury Square, Brixton

Following a series of pop-up events, we are developing a permanent design intention at Canterbury Square Brixton that will enable child centred play to have a permanent presence. Colourful boulders and mirrored tree stumps will foster creative play and imagination for children passing through Brixton Road.