2 million euro playground opens in Riga

Riga residents with kids to entertain have a new option with the opening of a large playground that cost 2 million euros to construct according to city council officials.

The play park at Kr. Barona Street, Riga opened on 18 June with creative activities for children and musical performances. 

The park covers 4 hectares in total, of which 7,000 square meters includes a play area with different sections for children of different ages.

Sports complex with rotaļulaukumu municipality paid 2 million euros.

Riga City Council Property Department official Oļegs Burovs told Latvian Radio:

    "We've created a large playground, a sports complex - a football field, two basketball courts, a volleyball courts,  two beach volleyball courts, a skate park, bicycle park and and over 7,000 square meters of playground."

    The park will be staffed in order to ensure safety over the summer and will be open until 9 p.m. so kids can make the most of the long, light nights, until September 2 when the schools get back to business.

    Meanwhile at another Riga park, located on the island of Lucavsala in the Daugava river, more renovations have taken place, funded by 'BlueOrange Charity', which is the philanthropic wing of a bank (which recently changed its name from Baltikums). 

     

    📍 Lucavsalā tika atklāta jauna, izzinoša atpūtas vieta, kas ir labdarības fonda BlueOrange Charity dāvana Rīgai: https://t.co/lp4y9JA8vc pic.twitter.com/vtfJji8GCR

    — Rīga.lv (@RigasDome) June 14, 2017
     

    The items at Lucavsala include blue and orange benches, trees and an information board.

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