A new reform-era playground has been built in the 12th district of Budapest. It includes, among others, a steamboat, a chain bridge and a cogwheel.
In October 2022, the newest playground of Hegyvidék was inaugurated in Hollósy Simon Street in the 12th district. The playground presents the achievements of the reform era in the form of play elements.
The playground was built with the involvement of local residents. The park may be familiar to locals because of the long-standing camel statue (which is why it used to be called the camel playground). The statue remains, but the playground has been completely renovated.
The toys are made by the Ilona Mill Workshop (Ilona-malom Műhely). Children can learn about the achievements and great figures of the reform era on the site, and older children will find lots of information about the era on spectacular displays, minimatine.hu reports.
There is also a play area for the little ones, with a mini slide, baby and nest swings, spring horses, a sandpit and a mini bike track around the boat. Parents can also sit comfortably on the benches around the trees. There are also toilets and a fountain in the playground.
Hollósy Simon street is located in the 12th district between Böszörményi Street and Németvölgyi Street. It can be easily reached from Déli railway station by tram nr. 59 (a few minutes walk from the Királyhágó Square stop). Zsuzsanna Szalay-Szakály was the landscape architect who intregrated the needs expressed during the community planning process. The elements of the reform-era theme chosen by the district were designed by Viola Pikó of the Ilona-Mill Workshop.
Source: minimatine.hu, Facebook