The government commissioner for the new Liget Project has highlighted that the initiative is set to transform Budapest’s City Park into “a cultural and recreational space unmatched in the whole of Europe”.
László Baán, the government commissioner for the project, said the park development is progressing at a healthy pace, will occupy more than 13,000 square feet and features around 50 playground installations, including a three-level climbing feature inspired by Pál Szinyei Merse’s painting Airship, which will open towards the end of the month.
MTI points out that the playground, Hungary’s most complex and state-of-the-art, comes on the heels of the inauguration of the renovated Millennium House (formerly Olaf Palme House). Baán emphasized that the City Park would be family-friendly, with a total of seven new playgrounds.
The state’s investment in Liget Budapest, the large-scale project that will also transform the Liget into a museums quarter, could be recouped in 15 years, Baán said.
“From 2023, after the renovation of the City Park is completed in a manner befitting the 21st century, the country will have a new cultural attraction of such a scale that state monies spent on the project are expected to be recouped within 15 years through the extra revenue from tourism it generates,” Baán said. He added that the Liget, “a cultural and recreational space that will be unmatched in all of Europe”, will serve its most frequent visitors first: Hungarians.
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