Revitalization of the senior sports ground in Prague 6 - Dejvice

  • Investor (key institution): Prague 6 Metropolitan district
  • Contact person: Martin Šalek,
  • Year of implementation: 03 – 05 2010
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Prague 6
  • Town: Prague
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: 148 EUR

    Source per every institution

    • other: 148 000 EUR

    Important stakeholders concerned - names of the institutions

    • other: Prague 6 Metropolitan District
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      Based on the reaction and the wishes of local residents a new multigenerational outdoor playground was established. It is situated in the area between the block of flats in the close neighbourhood of Mozambická and Etiopská street. Outdoor playground consists of nine stretching and exercising machines. There is also newly revitalized children´s play corner.

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

      Within the frame of the revitalization the green surface of the playground was restored, the whole area was enlighten and the shrubs were adjusted. New benches, tables and rubbish bins were installed. The space has now took on the form of the meeting place where mostly older people can pursue their sport activities.

    3. Improved attractiveness of the architecture of the socialist buildings.
    4. Improved involvement of the local community in events organized in its quarter.

      Local inhabitants feared that their safety and privacy in their backyards could be endangered. At the request from the local residents the whole space was separated from adjacent courtyards by fence with entrance gates. On the basis of the reaction from the local residents the original grassy space for playing ball games was maintained and adapted.

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

      Mono function playground was transferred into the complex modern multi-function compound with the wide range of sport opportunities.


    Representatives of the project implementation and involved stakeholders were inspired by the similar project which was implemented in Madrid. As Mayor of Prague 6 Metropolitan District Tomáš Chalupa says: “ First of all we were inspired by Madrid example of seniors sports grounds and we were sincerely interested in what people in Madrid had told us about the outdoor exercise opportunities for senior people "

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