The new area under the Nusel bridge. Photo: P2
Prague 2 completed the Jammertal leisure complex in the Folimanka park under the Nusel bridge. The cost was 35.7 million crowns including VAT, construction took a year. Andrea Zoulová, spokeswoman for the city district, informed about it.
The new multifunctional area is a background for a number of activities and sports, and thus offers visitors year-round use. “They will find a multi-purpose area here, which will be used especially for roller sports from spring to autumn. In the winter, the area will be transformed into an ice rink for public skating,” Zoulová described.
There are also two pétanque courts, a space for not only yoga, ping-pong tables, but also an interactive water feature for children. There is also new furniture in the area. Bookcases can be used here. A part of the revitalization was also orchard improvements, trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs were planted in the locality.
Part of the project was also the return of the legendary bronze skater from the work of sculptor Jaroslav Hladký. The statue, which is the only one of its kind in the world and managed to be reconstructed thanks to a public collection, is thus returning to Folimanka, just a few weeks after its author, the sculptor Jaroslav Hladký, celebrated his 80th birthday.
another unique one that the Nusel Valley can now boast of is the first children’s poetry machine called Ondřej Kobza’s Poetry Book. It will entice children’s listeners to well-known songs and excerpts from Czech fairy tales by a number of authors whose main life or work is connected with Prague
The architectural studio LOXIA, which is behind the similar site, also proposed the connection of the existing upper and lower paths of the park, which was missing until now, as part of the project. It starts with a staircase with a view, which leads around the cascade and connects to the main line leading through the entire area.
“The city part plans to reconstruct the brick slope and complete the revitalization of the cascade, which used to be a local landmark,” Zoulová added.
With the currently completed project, the City Hall followed up on the revitalization of the northern part of the park, the part along the New Town Walls and the creation of the so-called Sunny Side, which took place in previous years.
In 2007, extensive renovations took place in the central part of the park. It was gradually supplemented with multifunctional playgrounds, water refreshments with sanitary facilities for visitors and refreshments.
Why is the area called Jammertal?
The name “Jammertal – leisure area Folimanka” originated from the original German designation of the Nusel valley “Jammer Tal” or the Valley of Lamentations from the devastation during the Thirty Years’ War.
Source: City Hall Prague 2