Renovations Underway at 19 Playgrounds in Athens
The Municipality of Athens is revamping 19 playgrounds in various neighborhoods, looking to improve the quality of life for citizens and provide children with a safe, fun environment.
According to an announcement, the municipality is using the latest safety standards in its aim to transform the playgrounds into beautiful, safe and operational environments for children and families, also offering full access to kids with mobility impairments.
The first phase of the project, which is carried out by the City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization (OPANDA), includes the revamp of seven playgrounds in Athens’ sixth and seventh municipal districts.
Works are currently underway at playgrounds located at:
- Konopisopoulou & Gennimata streets – Heropoulou Square, Ampelokipi
- Dilou & Papadiamantopoulou streets – Children’s Hospital P. & A. Kyriakou
- Agios Thomas Square, Goudi
- Paloumpioti Square, Polygono
- Kalvou & Degleri streets, Ampelokipi
- L. Riankour & Geroulanou streets – Sofia Vembo Square, Ampelokipi
- Metaneiras & Paraskeva streets, Ano Kipseli
The municipality’s plan includes the overhaul of 12 more playgrounds in the following neighborhoods:
- Pytheou & Geometrou streets, Kynosargous – L. Lambraki
- Fotomara st. & Christianoupolis Square, Kynosargous
- Ergatikis Protomagia square, Rouf
- Spyrou Patsi street, Votanikos
- Pantazopoulou Square, Kolonos
- Pandionos & Saronos, Patisia
- Christianopouleos & Thyssou streets, Rizoupoli
- Taygetou street, Grava
- Minaidi Iakovaton st., Kato Patisia
- Georgoula & Papachristoforou streets- Gialourou Hill, Polygono
- Megistis, Kythiron & Anafis streets, Ano Kipseli
- Orion & Evriklidou streets, Ano Kipseli
According to Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, it is very important for the Greek capital to have modern, safe and operational playgrounds that will improve everyday life in the city.
“These are works that will put a smile back on the faces of children and allow citizens to enjoy their city,” the mayor said.
OPANDA is responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness and safety of the playgrounds of teh municipality.