Over $2.2 mln have already been invested in modernization of the Central culture and leisure park in Volgograd, covering the area of 25 ha near Mamayev Kurgan and Volgograd Arena stadium.
- Massive modernization of the park is a palmary example of the public-private partnership. The investor has already placed over $2.2 mln into this project, yet more money is coming. All the necessary agreements have already been signed. – said Andrey Bocharov, the Governour of Volgograd region.
As the result of the modernization, the park will accommodate sport playgrounds, kiddie amusement rides, waterpark and Ethno Park, amphitheater, and two dry fountains. New pedestrian and cycling lanes will be built, modern park lamps and garden furniture will be set.
- We will arrange few leisure areas with fountains and benches surrounded with hedgerow, - says Fyodor Ruzheinikov, head of park and garden department of the Battle of Stalingrad museum-reserve. – Besides, we will also significantly improve dendrological composition of vegetation. We are planning to plant fresh blue spruce, juniper, cedar, linden, ball maple, and red oak. We will also ensure the automatic sprinkler system for all the trees. Along with that we will lay grass lawns (700 sq.m. of turf roll has already been delivered), create ornamental landscape design and flower beds.
Furthermore, everything shall be designed uniformly with the renovated complex of Mamayev Kurgan, even the lighting poles will be stylized to match Stalingrad times.
In February 2018, the Ferris wheel construction will be completed. In spring, the musical fountain will be started. This will be a flat 16m in diameter fountain. The water design of the fountain will be constantly varying with 50 dynamically changing jets rising up to 8 m high.
- The special effect will be achieved by fog spray heads and 70 coloured LEDs, so in the evening you will be able to watch a true dynamically lit water show here, - noted the contracting company representative Sergey Garanin.
The amphitheater will feature a landscape construction with the wave-shaped concrete steps and will be connected with the main pedestrian lanes. According to Ilya Bagrov, deputy director of Severnoye MBU, the longest wall will extend 60 rm. The amphitheater will cover 300 sq.m., with comfortable wooden seats, trees and bushes onsite, and illumination.
The renovation of the park created in 60s is slated for completion within 3 years.