Ideas for the City Centre's Participatory Budget
Out of Tallinn's participatory budget, 129,905 euros will be given to the City Centre for use in 2022. As per the expert committee's decision, twenty six ideas will be put to the vote in the City Centre district.
More trees in the city centre (Kesklinn1)
Tallinn poetry trail in the city centre (Kesklinn5)
Musical instruments for open air areas (Kesklinn8)
A place for winter swimming in the city centre (Kesklinn10)
Community gathering places (Kesklinn12)
Updating the lighting for Järve health trail (Kesklinn13)
Bicycle parking areas near every sight in the Old Town (Kesklinn15)
Public street basketball hoops for young people (Kesklinn17)
An outdoor gym at Lembitu Park (Kesklinn18)
Updating the training courts in Tiigiveski and Poolamäe parks (Kesklinn21)
New Olympic arena near Snelli Stadium (Kesklinn22)
Roofs for playgrounds and training grounds (Kesklinn33)
A dog park in Kadriorg (Kesklinn34)
Table tennis in Kodu Park in Veerenni (Kesklinn36)
Bicycle shelter and storage near the roads (Kesklinn37)
Snelli skating rink (Kesklinn39)
Modernising the playground at 52c Vilmsi (Kesklinn42)
Renovating the roads of Lembitu Park (Kesklinn44)
Tidying up the area between the Tondi station railway crossing and Asula Street (Kesklinn52)
Mental health-friendly city space (Kesklinn57)
Chess games, tables and clocks in the parks of the city centre (Kesklinn65)
Separate bins for empty bottles near regular rubbish bins (Kesklinn67)
A square for babies (Kesklinn69)
Monument at Patkuli viewing platform (Kesklinn72)
New playground in Kadriorg Park (Kesklinn78)
Updating the Järve health trail outdoor gym to the highest level (Kesklinn85)
More trees in the city centre! High landscaping makes the city greener and life in Tallinn better. Planting bushes and trees in order to make the district greener is in the centre of the proposal. The city centre has many of park corners, street edges and even patches of grass between intersections owned by the city (including the properties of communal buildings, e.g. hospitals, kindergartens and car parks). High landscaping will help alleviate the summer heat and citizens can move under the shade of the trees. So far, little has been done to update and thicken the current high landscaping, but the existing greenery has been thinned out for various reasons. It can help neutralise the ecological footprint of our citizens. It will make the city more beautiful and cosy. It suppresses noise. High landscaping lasts for a long time and does not need a lot of continuous expenses.
Submitted by: Andres Ando
Code for voting: Kesklinn1
Tallinn poetry trail: Fragments of 30 poems from current Estonian poets that cover the entire Hanseatic city. These are the important details that make you stop in the endless flow of a big city. The trail is most comfortably accessible on foot, by bike or using public transport.
Submitted by: Reijo Roos
Code for voting: Kesklinn5
Tallinn is a city for creative people. Tallinn is one of the most important centres for song, dance and music as well. Musical instruments on the promenade would be an important addition to the city’s creative space. This is important for the creative development of the residents as well as stress relief. An interesting magnet for leisure. The possible location would be on the Reidi Road Promenade.
Submitted by: Maksim Saber
Code for voting: Kesklinn8
The capital of winter swimming. In recent years, the popularity of winter swimming has grown massively. The very popular small beach behind City Hall is the only place to dip into the water. Last year we figured out the statistics – 100-150 people dip into the water behind City Hall every day. All the while, there are no conditions for swimming there. It would be very good for a winter swimmer to have a place where they could change clothes without feeling the cold wind, to have a roof over their heads, as clothes left on the beach often get snowy and wet while the winter swimmer is in the water.
Submitted by: Juliana Valmra; Margit
Code for voting: Kesklinn10
Let’s make the city space lively and bring neighbours together! In the nearest café, again? A gathering place is a place in the open air where people can sit and talk for a minute while adjusting their bicycle seat or inflating their tyres. Enjoy the plants, weather and city life, leave a book or a useful item in the exchange drawer and find out what is going on in your neighbourhood. Gathering places could be set up in five to seven locations in the city centre which are more crowded or have more interest, e.g. Uus-Maailm, Raua, Keldrimäe, Kadriorg, Old Town, Kassisaba, Kitseküla, Sadama and Veerenni.
Submitted by: Uue Maailma Selts
Code for voting: Kesklinn12
Järve health trail is a popular health trail for physical activity and working out as well as resting all year round. The trail is used at least 200,000 times a year. Using it would be even more comfortable, pleasant and safe, however, if the 2.3-kilometre-long path and outdoor gym had new LED lights instead of the old ones. From autumn to spring, people mainly use the trails when it’s dim or dark and upgrading the lighting would certainly make all of its users happy.
Submitted by: Alo Lõoke
Code for voting: Kesklinn13
Bring visible bicycle parking areas to the Old Town! There should be places near the restaurants, museums, shops, sights and points of interest in the Old Town where you can leave your bicycle safely and comfortably. At the moment, bicycles are being attached to gutters, road signs and railings. In a city with the title of Green Capital, places to park your bicycle should be built along with cycling paths. There could be at least 20-30 storage facilities for up to five bicycles in the Old Town. Some of the bicycle parking shelters could be portable, so the city could bring them closer to restaurants and other places of interest during the summer season.
Submitted by: Andres Palumaa Vanalinna Selts
Code for voting: Kesklinn15
Let’s bring young people outside to play basketball! We will build playgrounds with basketball hoops for young people (especially 13-year-olds and older) to support them being physically active in green areas in the city centre and near existing playgrounds and activity grounds. A simple basketball hoop along with a suitable area of covered terrain is enough to make young people want to be physically active outdoors. Possible locations: The Reidi Road area, Kanut Garden, the Jalgpalli Street area near the outdoor gym.
Submitted by: Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Code for voting: Kesklinn17
A sound mind in a sound body! A healthy lifestyle in the fresh air makes your eyes shine bright and your mood cheerful. There are many people who work out in the area. Of course, Lembitu Park has a great play area for young children as well, but the open-air strength training area could be used by their older siblings and parents or grandparents to improve their physical fitness. Ideally, a small skating ramp could also fit there.
Submitted by: Inga Käär
Code for voting: Kesklinn18
City centre21 Tiigiveski Park and Poolamäe Park need practical and updated outdoor gyms with adjustable weights.
Submitted by: Tauri Roots; Edmund
Code for voting: Kesklinn21
Help Estonian basketball players play in a similar arena to the one used in the FIBA 3x3 Basketball Championship. This is an area where the young men of Estonia U18 played in the final against their US peers during the 2021 World Cup. This proposal aims to complete the construction of the 3x3 basketball arena at Snelli Stadium.
Submitted by: Reigo Kimmel
Code for voting: Kesklinn22
Let’s do sports and play in any weather! Estonian weather is unpredictable, so there could be an outdoor gym and a children’s playground in the city centre protected from the rain, snow and sun with a roof. Possible locations: Koidu/Veerenni flyover, Tuvi Park, Väike-Ameerika Stadium. Examples from the rest of the world: https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/playground-covering-tensile-structure-21276775212.html
Submitted by: Anzela
Code for voting: Kesklinn33
A park for dogs in the Kadriorg subdistrict! There are many dogs in the Kadriorg area and it would be nice if they had a place to socialise a little more freely (without leashes). There are very few places like this in the city centre and it’s a long way to the Lasnamäe district without a car.
Submitted by: Tiina Tammer, Piret Herkül, Маrika Тоms, Elena Blank
Code for voting: Kesklinn34
There are activities for young children in the Veerenni subdistrict but not for young people. Table tennis would give older children and adults an opportunity to be active in the park.
Submitted by: Merily Leis
Code for voting: Kesklinn36
The proposal would include building shelters to store bicycles at a variety of key points close to apartment blocks and roads in the city centre.
Submitted by: Marie Pere
Code for voting: Kesklinn37
A proposal to turn Snelli pond into a winter skating rink.
Submitted by: Arvi Arbeiter
Code for voting: Kesklinn39
Get the children outdoors! Modernising the playground at 52c Vilmsi in order to offer activities to a variety of age groups.
Submitted by: Eve Heinroos-Aas
Code for voting: Kesklinn42
Let’s make the muddy roads in Lembitu Park worthy of Tallinn! Lembitu Park is very popular among local residents because it can be enjoyed by children, young and middle-aged people and the elderly alike. It is popular with pet owners as well, but the roads there become too muddy when the weather is rainy. Renovating the park’s pavement would create significantly better conditions for the greater and more frequent enjoyment of the park in the heart of the city.
Submitted by: Urve Past
Code for voting: Kesklinn44
Tidying up the area between the Tondi station crossing and Asula Street would allow the creation of a small green area to replace the currently unlit wooded road full of rubbish. It’s a place that many people visit, either for recreation or for a shorter route, but it’s dark and wet for most of the year. There’s room for something more.
Submitted by: Kadi Kärner
Code for voting: Kesklinn52
The COVID-19 crisis and the uncertainty, isolation and digital technology-based living it caused has brought to light the extent of residents’ mental health problems. This project envisions the creation of a city space that supports and restores mental health for all (the Mindful Cities model). For adults and the elderly, the city space could include playful elements, such as ground trampolines, swings, places to play hopscotch or checkers/chess and adventure and climbing trails, similar to those in the city centre of Antsla. It could also include places to rest like the sturdy outdoor hammocks in Antsla and Võru and places to sit comfortably or meditate. Good examples include the health square for children, young people and the elderly in Valga, which is very exciting because it has three squares located close together, and the new leisure area on the central square in Kärdla. Examples form the rest of the world: https://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/how-urban-design-can-impact-mental-health.html
Submitted by: Heidi Koolmeister
Code for voting: Kesklinn57
Estonia has a strong chess culture, but there is a lack of chessboards in our parks and public spaces. This proposal envisions adding the tables and clocks necessary for playing chess in parks in the city centre. Possible locations include Kadrioru Park, Tammsaare Park and the Old Town area.
Submitted by: Raul
Code for voting: Kesklinn65
While living in Denmark, I noticed that there are open boxes fixed to the sides of the rubbish bins (on the city streets). Those boxes are meant for empty bottles. After drinking lemonade in the park or grabbing a water bottle with them on their walk, people don’t feel like taking the bottle home in order to bring it to a bottle recycling machine later. That is why every park in Tallinn should have a place to leave empty bottles near/attached to rubbish bins, so somebody interested in collecting them can pick them up and deliver them to a bottle recycling machine. Nobody likes watching people collecting empty bottles having to dig around in rubbish bins. You don’t want to put empty bottles on the ground either because the wind will blow it away.
Submitted by: Dolores
Code for voting: Kesklinn67
The crawling period is extremely important for the development of babies’ skeletal systems. Children should be allowed to be physically active outside of the apartment and less sterile environments in order to discover the world! A square meant for crawling children would have the soft floor cover common of playgrounds and low obstacles. For example, the square could have little stairs with two to three steps or just steps that the babies could climb on and learn how to get down from safely. The obstacles could be similar to the stair pyramids on the playground in Tammsaare Park, but there should be two to three steps. Arches to crawl through and a few swings with bars for the smallest would be a great fit as well. The attractions, both horizontal and vertical, could have busy board-type slabs with interactive and rotating parts that a kneeling baby could reach. You and your child deserve more time in fresh air!
Submitted by: Jevgenia Savitševa
Code for voting: Kesklinn69
A proposal to raise a monument for N. Roerich’s painting ‘Old King’ (1910) on Patkuli viewing platform. Nicholas Roerich was a famous 20th century painter, scientist, traveller and societal figure who stood for retaining the world’s cultural values and wrote the Roerich Pact signed in 1935 in Washington. In 1954, this pact inspired the adoption of the Hague Convention for the protection of cultural values. N. Roerich visited Tallinn multiple times and devoted an article and some paintings to Estonia, including ‘Old King’, which was inspired by the view from Patkuli platform. This will attract more visitors and admirers of the great artist’s creation to the Capital and this historical place of culture.
Submitted by: Elena Aleksandrova from Estonian Roerich Society
Code for voting: Kesklinn72
Many children and their parents visit the park’s playground. There are a lot of people there in the evenings and at weekends and, often, there isn’t enough room to play. There are places that are empty and overgrown with grass in Kadriorg. This proposal envisions building another playground in Kadriorg to make more room for children and adults.
Submitted by: Anastassia Trohleva
Code for voting: Kesklinn78
The Järve health trail is very popular among residents for both physical activity and rest. Its outdoor gym is a serious place for both individual and group training. We want to build an outdoor gym consisting largely of street workout devices and workout equipment with adjustable weights of the same quality and comfort as the equipment in good indoor gyms, with the caveat that training can be done in fresh air. One street workout device should be separate from the others as well so training groups could train separately.
Submitted by: Alo Lõoke