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New Dog Park Opens Near Larissa Railway Station in Athens

Photo source: Municipality of Athens

The Municipality of Athens has completed a major upgrade to the park located opposite Larissa (or Larissis) Railway Station, the main railway station of the Greek capital.

Located in one of the busiest areas of Athens, the park near the Larissa Railway Station was upgraded through a series of interventions including the creation of an area for people to walk their dogs.

The park, located on Deligianni Street, is considered a meeting point for residents and visitors and was redesigned in accordance to the principles of sustainability and the microclimate of the area, the municipality said in an announcement.

Before and after photos of the Larissa Railway Station located across from the park. Photo source: Municipality of Athens

“With the renovation of this park, we highlight a modern landmark of the city, and give Athenians the opportunity to visit yet another upgraded, safe and modern recreational area,” said Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis.

A total of 31 new trees and 2,714 shrubs were planted in the park while all previously existing plants were preserved and revitalized.

Dog Park

Photo source: Municipality of Athens

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis with young Athenians outside the new Athens Dog Park.

The new dog park at Larissa station became a welcoming addition to the municipality’s first two dog parks which opened in 2021 in the areas of Probonas and Neos Kosmos.

This addition, built on international safety and operation standards, gives dogs the chance to exercise and socialize.

It is an appropriately fenced area that includes a constant supply of drinking water for animals, special skill equipment that help train dogs, shaded areas, waste bins and seats for dog walkers.

All equipment and materials used for the park were chosen based on their durability, while the natural grass was preserved in the area.

Photo source: Municipality of Athens

To enhance the lighting in the dog park, three new lampposts with LED lighting were installed, ensuring low-cost electricity consumption.

The park at Larissa Station is another upgrade project announced this month by the Municipality of Athens along with the refurbished Thission Square.

Also known as Athens Railway Station, Larissa Station supports long-distance travel to Larissa, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli and other destinations on the Greek mainland.

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  1. Jenny Lambropoulou (Butrimas) Reply

    I live in Philadelphias street and as a main hub for people coming by train to Athens (Central) it is a depressing eyesore. Grey buildings which none of the residents can afford to have painted. That and boarded up small shops, it certainly doesn’t present Athens in all it’s glory. Can nothing be done to make this area more attractive. It’s also very dangerous any time of the day, Whereas I appreciate the dog park, more needs to be done to upgrade this dismal area.

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