Peel Street Park
Time Out says
This former Collingwood car park got a new lease on life back in 2011 when it was transformed into a fresh community park. The 1,050m2 block is located just near Smith Street’s dense bar and pub district.
Concrete cubes make way for flowing steel seats and rest spots. You’ll also find a rain garden that captures, treats and reuses water for the site, making it a sustainable space. Spot super-cute dogs around the area, from snazzy shibas to tiny pomeranians. The park has also been used to host block parties from local creative collectives, with pop-up food markets and live music.
The star of the park currently is the colourful mural created by local graphic artist Spenceroni. Commissioned by Melbourne indie pop band Miami Horror, the mural is an ode to the diversity, creativity and freedom the surrounding nightlife precinct has offered the Collingwood area. Before that, the wall was home to public art projects including the Peel Street Projections and a piece by Rebeccah Power and William Wilding.