Hochzeitspark – Wedding park

I. IDENTIFICATION
  • Investor (key institution): Funding programme Urban Restructuring East
  • Contact person: Sabine Plenn, sabine.phenn@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de
  • Year of implementation: 2007
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Berlin
  • Town: Berlin
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: 266660 EUR

    Source per every institution

    • national: 266660 EUR

    Important stakeholders concerned - names of the institutions

    • national: Funding programme Urban Restructuring East
    II. TYPOLOGY
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      A special kind of garden was established on a green area in the quarter Mehrower Allee in Berlin where lots of green areas exist. The residents had the idea to establish a so called wedding park where people can plant a tree on special occasions e.g. on wedding days, birthdays etc. Two official planting events where held every year but apart from that a pavillion was constructed and people are able to rent the pavillion for the purpose of private festivities.

    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      A wasteland area was transformed into a green area where people are encouraged to plant a tree on special occassions. Every tree costs around 100 and since 2007 more than 100 trees have already been planted. Nowadays, the wedding park is a meeting point for local people who want to be reminded of a special day in their life or who want to make a special present to a beloved person.

    3. Improved involvement of the local community in events organized in its quarter.

      The project was planned and implemented on the request of local residents and local business operators who wanted to improve the attractiveness of their quarter. For this reason local residents had the idea to transform an unused area into a park. The idea was accepted by the district authority and the project was implemented with the help of the neighbourhood management office Marzahn-Hellersdorf, the department for environment and nature and the support of local volunteers.

    III. SUPPLEMENT

    Around 8,500 inhabitants live in the quarter Mehrower Allee in the district of Berlin-Marzahn. The amount of elderly people is very high and the quarter is characterised by prefabricated high-rises. But apart from that, Mehrower Allee is also known for its large green areas that enclose the quarter. After the reunification the quarter was also affected by the loss of population but it was and is still attractive for people to live there. To prevent social segregation and to preserve the status as an attractive quarter full of light and green spaces, a neighbourhood managment office was established to implement several urban regeneration projects such as the described project above.

    Web site: www.hochzeitspark-mh.de/