A new 9,000-square-metre public park will be built this year in Újpest, District IV in Budapest. The park will serve as an extension to the main square, which was established in 2010 on the initiative of deputy mayor Dr Norbert Trippon.
As the park will be a part of the main square, with 9,000 square meters of landscaped green space, this project is considered quite unique in Budapest. The deputy mayor was pleased to share the news with 24.hu:
The 9,000-square-metre public park is an integral continuation of the main square project, which was built in 2010, on my initiative and under my leadership, during my previous term as deputy mayor. I believe that it will be a real curiosity in a metropolitan environment, and will be a regular meeting point for people living here and visiting the city.
The grassland will cover an area of more than 5,000 square metres. In addition, planting and other multifunctional areas are also included in the plan. As part of this, more than 100 trees will be planted and 770 square metres will be covered with a variety of flowers and other plants.
The park will include several small areas that will serve as community spaces or relaxation spots. Shaded by sun sails, these areas will be equipped with benches, chess tables and drinking fountains.
In recent years, Újpest has benefited from a number of projects that have made the district more green and thus more liveable. 24.hu has also reported in detail on recent initiatives in the district, presenting a collection of successful green projects from the last few years.
One such green initiative is the lavender park, inaugurated in 2022, which has gained national recognition. What makes this park so special, besides the abundance of lavender, are the lovely purple benches, the selfie points, the solar-powered street lamps and the wildflower beds.
The local authority’s rainwater harvesting and composting programme is also exceptional. Under this programme, residents in the district can apply for rain barrels and compost bins.
In addition, the local government plants a lot of trees every spring and autumn. Furthermore, in co-operation with local volunteers and several organisations, they have launched a litter-picking campaign.
The huge green park being built this year fits in perfectly with these green projects. Work on the Green Square will start in mid-February, as part of the TÉR-KÖZ project. It is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2023, so that people can enjoy the park already this autumn.