The heavily built-up districts of Kallio and Alppiharju conceal within them a number of popular green areas that locals have been keen to defend. The histories of these parks include plans for a zoo and a health spa. At the heart of this area is Linnanmäki Amusement Park, the most popular place in Helsinki. The beautiful plant arrangements in the amusement park make it a green and pleasant place to visit.

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Green Hearts of Kallio

The heavily built-up districts of Kallio and Alppiharju conceal within them a number of popular green areas that locals have been keen to defend. The […]
Jun 5, 2013 /

History of Kallio and Alppiharju

Until the mid-1800s the area that is now Kallio was used primarily for farming and grazing. The development of the area accelerated in the latter […]
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Tauno Palon puisto Tauno Palo Park

Tauno Palo Park alongside the main road Helsinginkatu is named in honour of the actor Tauno Palo (1908–1982). The park was the result of collaboration […]
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Josafatin kalliot Jehoshaphat’s Rocks

The impressive rocks between the streets Helsinginkatu and Josafatinkatu border a popular park for sunbathing and picnics that is connected to Tauno Palo Park. According […]
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Omenankukkapuisto Apple Blossom Park

At the eastern edge of Alppipuisto Park is an attractive small green that was created in the 1960s and is referred to as Apple Blossom […]
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Lenininpuisto Lenin Park

In 1960 and 1961 a somewhat secluded section of Alppipuisto Park behind the Helsinki Hall of Culture (Kulttuuritalo) was partitioned to create a fine gardening […]
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Alppipuisto Alppipuisto Park

In the early 1800s the area that is now Alppipuisto Park was still a rocky forest with only small allotments for farming. Then in the […]
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