Pocket Pop-up Park

Pocket Park in the Heart of North Sydney

North Sydney

Landscape architects and urban strategists Spackman Mossop Michaels recently transformed Miller Street into an inviting pocket park. They worked collaboratively with North Sydney Council to deliver this pop-up plaza under the NSW Department of Planning & Environment Streets as Shared Spaces program.

Fronting Northpoint Tower and its iconic Eat Street, one of North Sydney’s most vibrant landmark offerings, the pocket park has reactivated this public space and streetscape, transforming it into a lush and cool urban oasis. A far cry from its former roots as a parking / loading / clear zone.

Local residents, workers and visitors all use this permanent parklet as a space in which to meet, eat, mingle and rest.

Our 500 Series trough planters (2500x500x500) were used to create a green backdrop and screen seating areas from the road. Our Soul, Deco and Delta seat planters provide areas of rest and relaxation amongst attractive clusters of our U Bowl, Narrow Tall and Civic planters.

Our 1240 Tall Soul Flower Pots and 2200 U Bowls were planted with trees and used as feature pots, adding additional height and complimenting the existing mature trees along the street front.

The pop-up plaza has truly rejuvenated the local area and forms part of Council’s broader vision for Miller Street’s pedestrian friendly future.


This pocket park transformation has been short-listed for AILA NSW Small Projects Award 2022.



  • Landscape Architects: Spackman Mossop Michaels
  • Landscape Construction: Shamrock Developments International
  • Photographs courtesy of Spackman Mossop Michaels, photography by Ben Williams
Pocket Pop-up Park
Pocket Pop-up Park
Pocket Pop-up Park
Pocket Pop-up Park
Pocket Pop-up Park
Pocket Pop-up Park
Pocket Pop-up Park

Products Featured

500 Low U Bowl

D 500 mm x H 500 mm

Quatro Design 500 Low U Bowl in White

700 Medium U Bowl

D 700mm x H 700mm

Quatro Design 700 Medium U Bowl in White

900 Tall U Bowl

D 900 mm x H 900 mm

Quatro Design 900 Tall U Bowl in White

1240 Soul Tall Planter

D 1240 mm x H 1200 mm

Quatro Design 1240 Soul Pot in White

2500 Trough (500 series)

Quatro Design 500 Series 2500 Trough Planter Box in White

Narrow Tall (1500/600/1000)

Quatro Design Narrow Trough Planter Box in White

1500 Square Tall

Quatro Design 1500 Square Tall Planter Box in White

2200 Tall U Bowl

D 2200 mm x H 1000 mm

Quatro Design 2200 Tall U Bowl in White

2200 Deco Bench & Timber

Quatro Design 2200 Deco Bench Seat

1240 Soul Seat & Timber Top

D 1240 mm x H 480 mm

Quatro Design 1240 Soul Timber Seat

Delta I 900 mm Planter & Timber

Delta 1 900 planter and timber street furniture unit