Pop-up parks deliver big benefits in small spaces


‘Pop-up parks’ represent one possible means to help meet the demands of urbanites for more opportunities to connect with nature in their neighborhoods, serve important conservation functions by providing small-scale habitat refuges for a wide variety of threatened plants and animals in urban environments, and deliver a suite of ecosystem services to urban residents and wildlife alike.

Read the Research



  1. Luis Mata, Georgia E Garrard, Fiona Fidler, Christopher D Ives, Cecily Maller, Joab Wilson, Freya Thomas, Sarah A Bekessy. Punching above their weight: the ecological and social benefits of pop‐up parksFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2019; DOI: 10.1002/fee.2060
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Nature Play WA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, as the custodians of the land where our team lives and works. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous people to their land, waters, sky, culture and community. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people of this land; ancestors, elders and young ones.