Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:31

Construction of main Jätkäsaari park to begin

The construction of the main park to be built in the new Jätkäsaari district will begin during the summer. The first part of Hyväntoivonpuisto – “park of good will” – to be constructed is the section between the streets of Juutinraumankatu and Rionkatu. In addition, landfill and earthmoving work will be conducted in the southern part of the park area.

Hyväntoivonpuisto will be the principal green area in Jätkäsaari. It has been designed to be a durable and first-rate urban park. The goal of the park design has been to build an appealing recreational area in this dense city district.

The park will serve both as an area for recreation and as a green environment for the pedestrian and cycling route through the new residential area. The park will also include diverse activities for residents. The park has been designed as a pleasant neighbourhood green area that residents will perceive as a safe and an attractive place.

The routes inside the park will be accessible, and so will be the passages to local streets and the streets of Välimerenkatu and Länsisatamankatu. The main transport route of the park will be a local pedestrian and cycling route running from one end of the park to the other, connecting the Ruoholahti area to the seashore.

The park contractor is the City of Helsinki construction company Stara.

The first construction phase will take place in 2017–2018, after which the park will be built further in sections.

Park plan (pdf)


Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:45

Helsinki as Testbed for Pioneering Urban Air Quality System

The first-ever citywide system provides crucial understanding to help solve urban air quality problems

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:47

Public transport terminal to go under construction in Pasila

Preparatory construction work for the new Pasila public transport terminal will get underway on the Pasila bridge in December 2017. The work comprises the broadening of the Pasila bridge and a renovation of the bridge’s eastern end. The new terminal will be located in front of the Pasila rail station entrance. The work will cause only minor disruptions to traffic at first, but disruptions will increase in the summer and autumn of 2018. The project will be completed in 2019.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:27

Helsinki Metro Expands with Landmark Stations

The subway system now serves the Helsinki metropolitan area with eight new stations
Helsinki, Finland – A long-awaited extension of the Helsinki metropolitan subway system, the Metro, opened to passenger service on December 18, 2017. The extension comprises eight stations, each distinguished by original design by Finnish architects.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:58

Online survey launched: What would the National Urban Park of Helsinki be like?

The City of Helsinki is collecting data on the areas and places that residents would like to see included in the potential National Urban Park of Helsinki. The online survey is open to all and will remain available until 17 December 2017.

The survey can be found at