Tampere’s parks have some 200 open playgrounds for everyone to use. Basic playground equipment for 0–12-year-olds is available at city block parks. There is often a small field for ball games next to the playgrounds. The playgrounds at city block parks are generally to serve the local residents.
Larger, more versatile playgrounds are located at the district parks and larger regional parks. These parks have fields, fitness equipment or places for particular sports for people of different ages.
In addition to park playgrounds, schools and day-care centres also have their own playgrounds.
There is also a children’s traffic park at Kaleva.
The most central and best known playground is the Pikku Kakkonen Playground in Koskipuisto Park, which is themed after the popular children’s TV programme of the same name. Opposite Tammelantori, you can find the versatile playground at Emil Aaltonen Park. There are also devices designed for people with impaired mobility and vision.
The environment of beautiful Sorsapuisto Park also has a popular playground, and the Tiitiäinen Fairytale Park at Näsinpuisto is there to bring joy to children. This park is themed after poet Kirsi Kunnas’ Tiitiäisen satupuu poems, combining both art and function.
There are also other versatile playgrounds in the city centre, such as in Väinö Linna Park in Amuri, Osmonpuisto in Tammela and Saukonpuisto in Kaleva.
Koskipuisto, in the corner of Pellavatehtaankatu and Kyttälänkatu
The southern side of the Emil Aaltonen park