Preparations have started to create a public park in the northern part of Csepel Island covering a total area of 36 hectares, the state secretary in charge of the development of Budapest and its agglomeration said on Friday.
Balázs Fürjes said on Facebook that the Budapest Development Centre has published a public procurement tender in the European Union official gazette for the planning of the Csepel public park, to be one of the city’s largest parks.
Csepel, on the outskirts of Budapest, is traditionally home to brownfield and industrial areas.
Besides transport development and new housing, the development of quality green areas, including more and better public parks with sports facilities, was one of the most important areas of city development.
The park will include large rest areas, walking and cycle paths, community sport tracks, gardens, outdoor fitness facilities, climbing walls, a skating park and benches.
Terraces will be built on the Danube bank and bridges for walkers and cyclists, he said.
Fürjes said a unique feature of the new park will be wetland areas in which rainwater will be handled in an environmentally friendly way.
The submission of plans for the tender will be closed in May. The winner will draw up plans in consultation with the relevant local councils over two years, Fürjes said.