More Prague lakes may open for swimming

Kyje is one of several districts planning to upgrade local lakes and ponds

The lake in Prague's Kyje neighborhood could be turned into a natural swimming area with purified water. The local administration of Prague 14 has approved a study for land use, which is the first step in the project. Based on the study, further steps could be taken to prepare the area for the project, Prague 14 Mayor Radek Vondra (TOP 09) said.

A similar project has already been implemented in Radotín in Prague 16. The project there cost Kč 64 million excluding tax.

The Kyje bathing area would be at the shore of the lake and would include showers, toilets, changing rooms, a beach, a playground, a place for refreshments, a new parking lot and possibly a pier. The project also counts on new routes to the area and new trees being planted. Further studies will examine whether other attractions such as an outdoor gym should be added.

A project for a natural swimming area is proposed in Stodůlky at the Velká Ohrada housing estate. The Prague 13 authorities are conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The Modřany district of Prague 4 is also considering a natural swimming area.

The Lhotka neighborhood in Prague 4 could also have a new swimming area starting next year. The district bought one from a private entity for some Kč 50 million. The swimming area has been closed since 2012. Local residents protested against turning the location into residential housing and want the swimming area reopened.

Prague now has six lakes for swimming and nine outdoor pools in addition to indoor pools and aquaparks.

Related articles

  • A Day Trip To Some Of The Best Castles by Shaun O'Banion

    The results are in and the most popular Czech castles (based on the number of visitors) have been announced by the Czech state.

  • Five of the Best Trails to Go Hiking in the Czech Republic by Erin Naillon

    Getting away from it all – out of Prague, away from the gridlocked traffic – is a great way to unwind after a hectic week. You can take your car (or the bus, or a train) to somewhere well outside the city and get out in nature. While the good weather lasts, it’s helpful for hikers and would-be hikers to know where they can find trails of varying difficulty to work off the tensions of the week.

  • Swimming in the Vltava River – Every Sunday from 10am by Caroline Marcela

    What better way to treat a Saturday night hangover than swim in the Vltava river on a Prague Sunday morning!

  • Take a Cycling Tour Through the Czech Republic by Erin Naillon

    Those wanting not only to get out into nature, but to experience it outside the confines of a car, have the option of taking a cycle tour from Prague to various destinations, even in other countries. For those intent upon long-distance cycling, the Greenways route runs from Prague to Vienna, with bicycle rental available at various points along the route (Prague, Český Krumlov, Telč, and Mikulov are just four of the cities where cyclists can rent bicycles).

  • The Best Outdoor Skating in Prague! by Shaun O'Banion

  • Celebrity Charity Football Game by Anelya Kadyrova

    A charity football match between Prague Raptors FC and the Supporting Charities Phoenix FC will be held on August 10th in Prague.

  • Send your kids to the Raptors…Football Academy! by Paul Lysek

    The Prague Raptors are starting their own football academy for kids aged 4-7. The first session takes place on August 20th and is completely free.

  • Prague Lions: Czech Bowl Champions by Paul Lysek

    The Prague Lions beat the Ostrava Steelers 29:23 on Saturday to win their first title in over a decade.

  • American Football Czech Bowl! by Micah Lembke

    The Prague Lions defeated the Vysočina Gladiators in the Paddock League Semifinal and earned a spot in Czech Bowl XXVI. 

  • American football: Playoff time! by Micah Lembke

    The Prague Lions have finished the regular season with 9 wins, one loss, and the top seed in the Paddock League semifinals. 

Facebook comments

The James Joyce Irish Pub

Best Irish Pub in Prague

Ristorante Casa de Carli

Authentic Italian cuisine in Prague

Pražské Benátky

Enjoy Prague from a different view

Prague Raptors Football Club

Multi-Cultural, Community Football Club based in Prague

Hugo Bike Prague

HUGO Bike Prague & Segwaytrip

Adventure Minigolf Hotel...

Outdoor Adventure Minigolf

Toboga Prague

Indoor Playground in Prague 5, Zlicin


PragueMonitor.com

Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…


CitySpy.cz

Digital lifestyle magazine platform promoting life in Prague.