DON'T blink: you are about to see a community-led design for Penrith City Council's trial park come to life in Penrith CBD in just one week.
Last month business representatives, community members, students, designers and architects designed their ideal park from a kit of donated materials and items such as paints and plants.
The park is being installed this week for a one-year trial to measure its success in boosting CBD retail activity.
Mayor Ross Fowler is calling on residents and workers to gather friends, family and colleagues to experience the park next week.
"I congratulate those who produced this vibrant design," he said.
This approach, called tactical urbanism, is being used by cities around the world to reactivate public space, often increasing its commercial values by making the spaces friendly through low-cost, short-term action for long-term gain, Cr Fowler said.
"Building a permanent park can take six months, and would disrupt businesses," he said.
"This approach overlaying the surface without 'holes in the ground' means little inconvenience."
The park, at Henry and High streets, will stretch right up towards the start of Riley Street.
Penrith CBD Corporation is also working with the council, business and community members to help make the trial park a success.
Penrith CBD Corporation chief executive Gai Hawthorn said the park showed the value of working with key stakeholders to support Penrith's growth.