There are appoximately 120 square metres of parks and green areas per inhabitant in Tampere. Green areas make the city an attractive and pleasant place to live in.
Pyynikki Church Park
On these pages, you will find information on the large parks that are situated near the city centre. You will also learn more about the construction and upkeep of parks and other green areas. More detailed information on the planning of green areas can be found on the city planning pages. You can also read about forests and nature conservation areas in this section.
In 2005, there were some 2400 hectares of recreational areas in Tampere. Important recreational areas include Kauppi-Niihama, Pyynikki, the Kaukajärvi and Lake Suolijärvi areas, and Kalevanharju ridge.
City planning: planning of green areas
Tampere has 4,169 hectares of recreational forests and 354,7 hectares of nature conservation areas. The Pyynikki Nature Conservation Area, for example, is located in close proximity to the city centre. The largest conservation area is located in Vattula, Teisko.