IKEA Centres Russia to invest over €2 million in ‘MEGA Park’ near MEGA Dybenko in St Petersburg
IKEA Centres Russia will invest over 2 million euro to build “MEGA Park”, a 90,000 sqm. (969,000 sqft.) landscaped parkland with children’s playgrounds, food and leisure zones, and events spaces next to MEGA Dybenko shopping centre in St. Petersburg. This ambitious landscaping projectwill dramatically improve the public space and services adjacent to MEGA Dybenko.
IKEA Centres Russ ia is looking to create a parkland that will become a new meeting place not just for the centre, but also the surrounding residential areas – where people can enjoy street cafes, concerts, seasonal fairs, music and food festivals. The park will have extensive landscaping and new planting with over 550 trees and 2,000 evergreens planted across a 9ha territory.
The new “MEGA Park” will be launched this autumn and will host sports and family events all year round, from summer music festivals to Christmas fairs. The park has been created to provide people with space to enjoy the great outdoors, having a picnic, running across the green lawns, flying a kite, roller-skating or enjoying the cycling path.
Local residents are actively involved with the park’s development. IKEA Centres Russia wants to encourage community feedback and residents will be asked to vote and choose flower types and playground equipment for the park this summer. Also in October a design competition will help to choose the best scheme for “MEGA Park” kids club and leisure zones.
We want “MEGA Park” to become a much loved place to relax for both MEGA guests and local residents. We will create a destination where you can enjoy your time with friends and family all year round”, says Patrick Sjoberg, Centre Manager of MEGA Dybenko.
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