FLORA HILL residents will celebrate the longest night of the year by lighting up the Wolstencroft Reserve.
They will make lanterns together to celebrate the winter solstice the day before the big night, on Friday from 5pm.
Now in its fourth year, the winter solstice event is a way to help neighbours meet and be with each other, Wolstencroft Area Action Group member Joan O'Brien said.
"It's always a very cold night but it's a nice excuse to get together," she said.
"We definitely know more of our neighbours, because they have been coming to these events over the years."
People are being encouraged to bring jars or plastic bottles that can be made into lanterns.
The event will take place as long-dreamed of plans to turn the former brickworks into a park progress.
Flora Hill residents have been campaigning to turn the reserve into a park for about a decade, Ms O'Brien said.
"We are hoping the reserve master plan might be finalised later this year," she said.
A community reference groups expects to see an early draft of the plan within the month, Ms O'Brien said.
For more details about the lantern event and others taking place at the Wolstencroft Reserve, click here.
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