The municipal lot at the corner of Koszorú utca and Magdolna utca is currently partially used as a parking lot. In this densely built-up area, the Municipality of Józsefváros is creating a park that will provide recreational opportunities for people with small children and dogs.
The plan to transform the corner plot was open to public consultation between November 7 and December 4, 2022. A summary of the feedback can be found here.
The final plans for the redevelopment of the corner lot have been drawn up taking into account the public's feedback. The plans can be viewed here >>>
Construction will start in September 2023 and is expected to take 3-4 months. During this time, the site will be used for earth and timber moving and soil clearing, which will not involve the temporary closure of the surrounding streets. During the works, pedestrian traffic on the pavement will be partially or totally restricted.
The proposed park will use the square shape of the site to create a transverse pathway to guide pedestrians between the two streets. The area will be divided to allow for the separation of several functions. A rain garden will be built on the street-facing part of the site, which will make use of rainwater run-off from the adjacent building and from the slope of the site. The rain garden will include a nature trail and an insect hotel.
On the other side of the plot, two areas will be separated. The Magdolna utca side will have an outdoor classroom with a chalk wall, podium, mesh seating and benches for alternative education. In this area, a jumping school will be painted as a mobility game. At the Koszorú utca end of the site, perennial plants will be planted in various shaped beds, around which additional seating areas will be created along the adjacent site wall. The park will also include a drinking fountain and trash receptacle.
Dogs will be allowed in the new green space, except in the classroom, but will be restricted to walking on a leash, with a posted park policy and sign warning dog owners.
Like many other parks in Józsefváros, the new park will be surrounded by a fence, and the gates will be closed at 9 pm by the Józsefváros Management Company. There will be no permanent guarding of the park, but the perimeter guard on duty at Mátyás tér will check once a day that the park rules are being observed and that the equipment is in good condition.
The implementation of the project can be followed on this page.
If you have any further questions about the project, please contact Anna Nagyunyomi-Sényi, Project Coordinator at the Urban Design Office of the Municipality of Józsefváros at email@example.com.