Rustam Minnikhanov and Ilsur Metshin visit a new park in the Bright Valley residential complex
The eco-park opened in the Bright Valley residential complex. The ceremony was attended by the Rais of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, who were given a tour of the new public space. A concert program with music, dancing, games and master classes was organized for residents.
This year, the work was carried out in the second part of the walking zone– from school № 184 to Vesna (Spring) Park. Paving stones and bike paths were laid, a pump track was equipped along Noksa River.
A barbecue area, a workout area, a leisure center for master classes and a cafe, a playground and a dog walking area were equipped in the park. Throughout the walking route, recreation areas with benches, a 1,904 sq. m. bike path, observation decks, and information and navigation stands were installed, taking into account the needs of the disabled people.
A road made of wooden flooring with a total area of 3,368 sq.m. is equipped, it is raised in some places to avoid flooding. There are also pedestrian platforms made of paving stones (with an area of 2,297 sq.m.), two additional bridges across the river were built and one old one was replaced.
The coastal strip of the river was cleaned, 2,888 tons of garbage were removed and disposed of, and additional landscaping was carried out: 54 thousand square meters of lawn were laid, 1,480 trees (apple, linden, cherry, maple, willow and others) and 1,300 shrubs were planted. Mostly residents of the Bright Valley are young families with children, so it was important to make the eco-park quiet and safe. The public space is equipped with lighting and a video surveillance system.
At the intersection with the Mamadyshsky tract, staircases were improved. In addition, there was a passage under the road bridge.
For reference, the improvement of the park began last year – on the site from the Vesna residential complex to school № 184. The walking zone connects five new neighborhoods and two single-family neighborhoods.
Before the landscaping, the territory was a coastal zone, dangerous for walking due to the insufficient number of bridges across the river and dirt paths that were overgrown with weeds and littered with garbage.
The park was landscaped under the federal program “Formation of a comfortable urban environment”, which is part of the national project Housing and Urban Environment. The total area of the park is 16.3 hectares.