Union Square pop-up park

What you need to know

Union Square pop-up park

The Union Square pop-up park is coming back to Ascot Vale this summer!

In cooperation with the Union Road Traders Association, we have installed this temporary pop-up park in St Leonard’s Road.

Union Square will be open and ready for community use from Tuesday 11 January 2022.

Union Square provides a safe space for the community to enjoy the full range of Union Road services including food, retail, the library and community centre.

We look forward to once again seeing the community out and about enjoying this space and all that Union Road has to offer.

Who should I contact if I have any concerns?
For more information contact Council's Economic Development team on business@mvcc.vic.gov.au or 9243 8866.

Union Square

Union Square in action early in 2021 - do you remember when the Royal Children’s Hospital Me & UooUoo sculptures came to Moonee Valley?

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What you need to know

Yes. To enable the pop-up park to happen, a section of St Leonards Road is closed to vehicles during this time, as per the map below.

Union Square St Leonards Road

Yes. Alternative routes through to Union Road include:

  • The Parade
  • Roseberry Street
  • Dutton Lane (strictly residential and business traffic only)
  • Special Note: No Through Road in Dutton Lane between St Leonards Road and Roseberry Street

The road will re-open at 8pm on Tuesday, 26 April 2022.

Access for resident parking and deliveries will remain open via the remainder of St Leonards Road and Union Road.

No. The entire area will remain open to pedestrians as usual.

To provide additional safe community outdoor space over summer close to the Union Road hospitality, services, shopping and Council facilities during the day. Union Square is not closed at night, however the space is designed for daytime use as Council is mindful of minimising noise impact after business hours to surrounding residents.

No. Union Square is a free community space and tables cannot be booked.

No. The park space on the road is alcohol-free. The pavement outside The Vale on the north side of Union Square is available and often has outdoor dining available if you would like to eat and drink at The Vale. We recommend booking ahead with The Vale for this option.

Union Square is a space to meet, rest, socialise, dine and play. It may be used by local groups including Council to entertain and activate for the community, such as performances and small gatherings.

Union Square receives onsite cleanliness and general maintenance checks three times per week. The provider of the Union Square infrastructure (furniture etc) will arrange for repairs or maintenance if required. Council will arrange for additional site cleaning if required.

The existing disabled parking spaces have been temporarily relocated in the immediate area of St Leonard road for the period that Union Square is in operation.

union square disabled parking spots

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