Romania – Park of the future

Origins of the initiative (starting point)

The initiative is a part of a larger social responsibility programme started by OMV Petrom Oil Company. The programme implied rearrangement of 5 public parks in Romania. The project was implemented through public private partnership. Timisoara City Hall chose the Adolescent’s Park as the location of the task; OMV Petrom initiated a public contest for an architectural landscape project. 28 landscape proposals were received.


Rearrangement of the park towards a nature-oriented community space appropriate for the inhabitants of the neighbourhood and oriented on children’s and youth needs.

Target groups

Pupils of the schools, inhabitants of the neighbouring area.

Subjects involved

  • Timisoara City Hall
  • OMV Petrom employees and Community associations of the neighbourhood where involved as volunteers in the rearrangement
  • Pupils were included by producing drawings of their wishes for a new schoolyard and also helped in the construction process
  • Parents were included by inviting them to a planning workshop
  • Teachers collected ideas

Tools and resources used for play

The park was designed as an open interactive space, with two areas designed for children play and areas for static games, all based on natural materials (wood, stone). It also includes a basketball terrain and a rollerblade track. Areas providing” safe challenges” to children, adapted to different ages (e.g. climbing for smaller children, area for skateboard and rollerblades for teenagers). It has a source of alternative energy, represented by two pillars with solar panels and wind propellers. Over 3000 trees and shrubberies were planted and over 2000 flowers.

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Best practice – Park of the future