The Parkette

The site of 19-21 Draper St now contains a community parkette  providing a place to garden, meet, relax and socialise.   It’s here where the Draper Street Residents Association meet, to discuss issues affecting the street.   The parkette is also the venue for the annual summer solstice party.

Originally the site of a second empire semi-detached house similar to 15-17 Draper St that was demolished in the early 1940’s the site was then home to a woodworking factory that suffered a fire and subsequent demolishing in the 1970’s.

Vacant Lot



Factory at site of parketteLast Import - 6 of 75


The site has been cleaned up and given new life as a parkette by the residents with permissions of the owners.







What’s growing in the parkette?

  • Rhubarb
  • Garlic
  • Spring Onions
  • Sage
  • Sorel
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes

Always looking for those with green thumbs!


2 thoughts on “The Parkette

  1. Still enjoying my return visits to Draper Street via this website having stayed here in 2004. Would love to see more photos of the parkette. It’s inspirational.

  2. Pingback: Now and Then: The Stories of Draper Street

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