The Karlín area in Prague 8 suffered vast damage in the
2002 floods. Therefore over the past 9 years most of the
neighbourhood was rebuilt. Despite the new development, green space
remained limited and neglected. On the basis of demographic
research, Prague decided to renovate the current green space in
Karlín -the Invalidovna park and Kaizlovy Sady gardens, with the
aid of available EU funding.
The main goal was to was to revitalize the parks in order to provide the inhabitants of Karlín with leisure opportunities and cultivated green space. The target group is mainly children, mothers with children, senior citizens as well as other residents and dog owners. Three partnerships were established prior to the implementation of the project – with a parenting and child-development centre and two nursery and primary schools from Karlín. The partners have experience with the target group (inhabitants of Karlín, mainly children) and co-operated with the Prague 8 municipal office in disseminating information about the proposed project, gathering possible suggestions from the target group and subsequent publicity and evaluation.
On the EUKN-website you read more about this project.