Greenery to Replace Concrete Slabs in Prague 12

Prague 12 has secured financial support from Norwegian funds to transform concrete slabs into spaces for active leisure, sports facilities, and playgrounds. The “Adaptation Measures in residential areas” project aims to convert asphalt surfaces into natural areas and places to sit.

A grant from the Financial Mechanism of Norway 2014-2021 for CZK 8,982,000 was provided for transforming asphalt slabs. The district will contribute 10 percent of the total cost, so the total estimated cost of implementation is CZK 9,980,000.

“We discussed specific possibilities for improving our surroundings and revitalization projects with citizens at joint neighborhood meetings during March and April. These were asphalt surfaces in Rakovského, Hausmannova, Botevova, Pejevová, and Plevenská streets,” said Vojtěch Mikoláš (ODS), deputy mayor of Prague 12.

The contractor will be selected in July, and construction will begin in September. The project aims to create two types of places: playgrounds with a mallet or other permeable surface, including, for example, a barefoot trail or relaxation zones with grass or meadow seeding, trees, and perennial flower beds.

“The goal is to turn concrete into greenery and create an attractive part of the neighborhood from relics of the past, whether for relaxation or as a suitable natural element,” said Deputy Mayor Mikoláš, who advocated for the implementation.

Thanks to the project, several unattractive and underutilized areas will be restored to enrich and improve the lives of residents.