Backyards in Wrocław

  • Investor (key institution): Municipal Resource Management (Zarząd Zasobu Komunalnego) in the city council of Wrocław
  • Contact person: Urszula Hamkało tel. +48 71 777-84-40, +48 71 777-84-49, mobile +48 604 219 305
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  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Poland
  • Region: Silesia
  • Town: Wocław
  • Size of area: 4000 m2
  • Impact: municipal

    Total costs: 6250000 EUR

    Source per every institution

    • other: 6250000 EUR

    Important stakeholders concerned - names of the institutions

    • other: City Council of Wrocław
    1. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      There are about 450 municipal backyards(so-called interiors betwwen blocks of flats). Their total area is nearly 4 square kms. Municipal Resource Management regularly, as far as available resources, organizes and creates a backyard playgrounds. There were 50 backyards renovated within five years - an average of 10 backyards per annum. Comprehensive modernization of communal backyards began in Wroclaw at the end of the 90s Then "Program Planning for Interiors between blocks of flats” was developed and implemented. Its aim is to create a safe and nice playgrounds and backyards to become a place of relaxation and fun for children, young people and all local residents. Since 2005 the program was implemented by Communal Resource Management and financed under the "Multi-Year Investment Programme of Wroclaw Municipality". As a result the backyards will be a repaired public space with new defined function – meeting place for various age groups.

    2. Identified new functions for structures from the era of socialism in 1945 - 1989).

      The 40 backyards were repaired and renovated in Wrocław, another 30 backyards are planned to be revitalized. The main aim is to transform these places into multifunctional public spaces for people from different age groups.


    The City Council is not able to revitalize all 450 backyards on its own. Therefore apart from the "Program Planning for Interiors between blocks of flats”, the council was successful to get funding from EU funds for 6 backyards Moreover since 2005 active residential communities may lease the land and participate in their own modernization of backyard. The municipality offers c-financing of such project.

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