Newcastle Parkour has unveiled the concept design of its "market garden" set to be installed in Hunter Street Mall.
The place-making initiative is being funded with a $30,000 grant the parkour school picked up from Newcastle council last year.
The council distributed more than $800,000 in special business rate funds among 15 events and initiatives.
The money previously went to business improvement associations, but was opened to the wider community after the council terminated its agreement with the groups.
The market garden, a mix of benches, poles, overhead bars, handrails and planter boxes, is designed to improve the amenity of the largely disused Market Street lane and enable parkour training and competitions.
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Newcastle Parkour director Alex Rzechowicz said the initiative came about after a nearby cafe owner encouraged the school to apply for the grant.
"We've got a parkour community here in Newcastle, we've been training for about 10 years now," he said.
"One of my classes I was teaching - we have outdoor classes and run all through the city training on different stuff, and that alleyway is somewhere we go to train - we were down there and I had the business owner from next door come out.
"Our normal interactions when we talk to business owners is them asking us to leave and us apologising profusely and leaving.
"She came out and I said, 'oh, I'm sorry, we're going to leave, we don't want to cause any issues'. And she said, 'no, no, no, don't apologise - I think it's fantastic. You guys should apply for these grants'.
"It turns out it was the special business rate grants to improve and beautify the city."
Mr Rzechowicz said he went home after the class and discovered the grant applications needed to be lodged in less than 24 hours. He said with the help of a friend, he was able to put together the required information.
"We had a quick look at it and found out there was only 12 hours left to apply," he said. "We threw together the fastest application of something we had never done before in our lives.
"A little bit later we found out the council loved the idea and wanted to go forward with it."
The structures are set to be installed later this year. They will be bolted in but are not considered permanent and can be removed and reused elsewhere if needed.
Mr Rzechowicz said the space would not be dedicated to parkour and had been designed for all members of the community to use as a seating area close to the shops.
"It was a completely unused alleyway. The whole purpose of the disabled ramp there is now defunct because the Queens Wharf Tower has been removed," he said.
"It's been designed to accommodate certain movements that we do.
"Everything is usable. It's a green market-space that is inspired by parkour elements and is strong enough to allow people to do those movements if they wish."