Moonee Valley's newest pop-up park is the coolest place to be this summer!
Alongside the Union Road Traders Association, we've installed a new temporary pop-up park called Union Square in St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale.
The new green space will be open until Sunday, 18 April 2021.
Union Square park provides a safe space for the community to enjoy the full range of Union Road services including food, retail, the library and the community centre.
In addition, the Union Road Traders are working with us to provide some activities and entertainment at Union Square. We look forward to welcoming you to this new public space.
Good Friday 2 April and Easter Saturday 3 April
9.30am - 12.30pm
Visit Union Square this Easter for some family fun mornings - rides, face painting, giveaways, even a visit from the Easter Bunny!
Brought to you by the Union Road Traders Association. Union Square, you’re welcome!
Sing-a-long at the Library
Friday 9 April
10am outside Ascot Vale Library
Come along with your pre-schoolers and toddlers for an impromptu sing-a-long with Carolyn and her ukulele.
Brought to you by Ascot Vale Library.
Out Loud Performances
Saturday 10 April
3pm - 4.30pm
Enjoy free music performances in Union Square.
Brought to you by Moonee Valley City Council.
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.
Yes. Alternative routes through to Union Road include:
- The Parade
- Roseberry Street
- Dutton Lane (residential and business traffic only)
The road will re-open at 8pm on Sunday, 18 April 2021.
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.
Each picnic table and bench has a decal on it with a QR code. Simply scan this code using the camera on your smart phone or device. This will prompt a pop-up box, similar to what happens when you scan a QR code in restaurants and venues. In Union Square, this QR code brings up information on which local businesses you can order food or drink from while in Union Square. Depending on the business, they may even be available to deliver to you.
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. See below.