Malešický Park, Prag, Czech Republic
Creative exercise options for senior citizens
Malešický Park was established in the nineteen-seventies and then extensively and sustainably revitalised in 2012 and 2013. With a size of more than nine hectares, it is one of the largest green areas in Prague.
In August 2011, work began on creating a unique playground designed by the company Richter Spielgeräte from Frasdorf and financed by the EU with a budget of 4.2 million euros. Since its opening on 22 October 2013 it has been one of the park’s main attractions.
In addition to creative exercise equipment for seniors and barrier-free accesses, the focal point is high-quality water play elements for big and small. In the Forest Fountain, cascades of water pour over natural stone terraces making it possible to experience spatial and sensory effects just by using your own physical activities. With the help of the large steel spirals, the wet element can be moved from one level to the next. The large conveyor disc has been created to look like the inside of the Nautilus Snail, while the Archimedes Screw allows users to transport water, sand and gravel and explore physical processes hands-on and up-close.