Jubileumsparken in Frihamnen
The park Jubileumsparken is the result of the people of Gothenburgs' common wish for more green areas in the city, and to get closer to the water. The playground Utflyktslekplatsen is the first permanent part that is built by Jubileumsparken. In June 2023, when the big celebration starts, a new public bath will be added to the location.
While waiting for Frihamnen to be expanded, the inhabitants of Gotheburg have since 2014 been able to take part in temporary activities in Jubileumsparken. These activities include sailing, sauna bathing, swimming, skating and much more.
This is a new way of developing a city – that together with the citizens try out what works before you build something permanently.
In August 2022, the first permanent part of Jubileumsparken opened. This was Gothenburg’s fifth excursion playground featuring playful sculptures that stand out among many other playgrounds. In 2022, toilets and changing room will be built at the location as well as a permanent sauna to replace the temporary. In addition, a new harbor pool will be ready to swim in by June, when the anniversary celebrations start.
The activities in the park are done in collaboration with the non-profit association Passalen. This creates job opportunities for about 30 young adults every year.
Read more about Jubileumsparken at goteborg.se.
The playground Utflyktslekparken opened in Jubileumsparken in August 2022. This is a park consisting of about 20 colorful sculptures made for play. All the sculptures have different functions. Some are perfect for climbing on, others are great for balancing on or hiding in. There are also sculptures that are made for more calm activities, inviting you to play with sound, sand and rainwater.
The playground does also offer many grass areas – perfect for picnics or to hang out on.
Being able to swim in the middle of the city has been a wish from many citizens of Gothenburg. In 2015, a bath opened along Kvillepiren in Frihamnen. The pool, which is located in the river, is about 20 meters long, 8 meters wide and 1.8 meters deep. Jubileumsparken also runs a swimming school for beginners who want to develop their swimming skills. Read more about the public bath here.
In 2022, construction will begin on a new larger harbor bath, which will include the existing public bath, water play for young children and expanded opportunities for swimming, swimming training and jumping. The goal is for it to be ready by the summer season of 2023.
The public sauna in Jubileumsparken is a spectacular building made of recycled material. The sauna was built in 2014 by citizens of Gothenburg together with architects from Raumblabor Berlin.
At the moment, the sauna is not available for visits due to the construction of the first permanent parts of Jubileumsparken on land. It includes the renovation of the sauna, which will become a permanent part of the park. Read more at goteborg.se.
In 2019, the outdoor classroom “Näsan i blöt” was built. In “Näsan i blöt” you can investigate how water flows and disappears, climb on the climbing wall or take shelter from the weather and wind. The outdoor classroom is built by hundreds of volunteering children and adults under the direction of architects Recetas Urbanas. The outdoor classroom can be used by individuals, schools and preschools.
A sailing school opened in Frihamnen in 2014, and has been a great success. The sailing school is free, and uses dinghies that can be sailed by anyone, whatever their previous experience or functional ability.
Are you looking for a spot to grow vegetables, berries or other edibles? Then you should apply for a membership in the association Jubileumsodlarna. They are in charge of a couple of garden boxes, which they lend out to their members.
Jubileumsparken embraces the water, and offers open spaces and builds bridges between people. This is a meeting place that features biological diversity and proximity to the water. The park is gradually being developed in close cooperation with businesses, schools and citizens of Gothenburg. Water from the river’s saltwater wedge is channelled up, providing a clean, sustainable bathing facility in the heart of the city.
Project owners: Älvstranden Utveckling and the Parks and Landscapes Administration