Prague expands Letňany forest park

The manmade green park has proven more popular than anticipated

Two new roads totaling more than 700 meters were built in the Letňany forest park in only three weeks. This is record time, according to City Hall. They opened at the end of June.

The reason for the changes in Lesopark Letňany is an increase in the number of people who go there during the summer months. If traffic continues to increase at a similar pace, Prague could decide on further expansion of the entire forest park, City Hall said in a press release.

“The popularity of the forest park has grown so much in just a few years that it is really necessary to prepare for the most frequent visitor activities to a greater extent. Interest is in inline skating, cycling and, of course, walking in nature,” City Councilor Jana Plamínková, responsible for infrastructure, technical equipment and the environment, said in a press release.

As part of the completed phase of the work, the interconnection of asphalt-covered roads to Čakovice was completed, so it is possible to get to the forest park comfortably outside of all public roads. For skaters, a new circuit has also been created to relieve the already overloaded main circuit.

The design was chosen to minimize the traffic load associated with the construction, so the building could be built in such a short time. Total costs to the budget of the Department of Environmental Protection was Kč 3.2 million.

Lesopark is of great importance for the capital, as it is located on the outskirts of Prague and thousands of people head to it in the summer. It also forms a natural recreational background for the inhabitants of the surrounding city districts of Letňany, Kbely and Čakovice. It was founded in 2008 and has since been gradually expanded, City Hall stated.

The forest park has a quality circuit for inline skating or bicycle rides and attracts people from across the city. Among the most popular attractions for children is a wooden crash plane that reminds people of the nearby sports airport of Letňany.

The plan to further expand the park at this moment it is not certain, and everything will depend on further negotiations.

Prague ranked sixth on an index of greenest capital cities, with 220.54 square meters per person in a survey made by travel website Travel Bird. Reykjavik was first with 410.84 square meters.

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