Mini Maddern Square pop up playground

Next date: Friday, 14 May 2021 | 11:00 PM to Saturday, 26 June 2021 | 04:00 PM


Maddern Square, Footscray's hidden civic square behind Nicholson street mall has become a pop up playground for the next three months. Just in time for the Easter school holidays children and their carers will get to create a unique play space using recycled materials.  

 A Footscray University Town initiative produced by Public Realm Lab this activity is one of a series of civic square residencies devised by the City of Maribyrnong and Victoria University to revitalise our city spaces and drive the recovery of local traders.

Victoria University Early Childhood students will be onsite to facilitate play with sand, crates, paint, pipes, water and a whole lot more.  

No bookings are required.

Mini Maddern is currently on a break until May 4.

Stay tuned for the next program release or head to 'Mini Maddern' on Instagram for more information. 

These events will be COVIDSafe in accordance with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services' COVIDSafe guidelines. Please remember to scan the QR code on your way in and stay home if you are feeling unwell. 

Image courtesy of VU in the Community, photographed by Gianna Rizzo. 




  • Saturday, 27 March 2021 | 09:00 AM - Saturday, 26 June 2021 | 04:00 PM


Enter Maddern Square from Chambers St which runs between the Nicholson St Mall and Leeds Street.

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