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Sporta pils dārzi (Gardens of Sporta Pils) is a project organized by the citizens of Riga with an aim to open the former Sporta Pils complex territory that is currently inactive and put it to public use. During the territory's development stage between 2020 and 2023, the gardens will host different cultural and educational activities.

Code of conduct in the gardens and meadows

The project's intention is to encourage the citizens of Riga to take an active part in the city's development and improvement as well as to create the place and time for promoting a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

During the project's first stage, in the fall of 2020, with the help of more than 150 community members, the territory was tidied up and adapted according to the project's needs. In the spring of 2021 the territory was opened to the public, both to our first gardeners as well as guests. At this time, the gardens are open to the public during the weekend and during occasional events.

Code of conduct in the gardens and meadows

Territory

Closed territory

Park

Gardens

Entrance

Gafdens

150 garden spaces are located at the street level. The mobile gardening boxes are of different sizes and heights so that they are easily accessible for everyone including people with disabilities, children and seniors.

Each rentable garden is the size of 12.5 sqm, each with 3 to 8 boxes full of gardening soil.

Meadows

Wildflower meadows and recreational zones are located in the central part of the territory available for picnics, events, lazy afternoons and community activities.

Culture

Gardens of Sporta pils is a venue for various cultural events. Two art pieces are currently on display: Darja Meļņikova's artwork 'Palette Kiosks' and an installation by Amanda Ziemele.

Team

Sporta pils dārzi is a non-profit organization consisting of activists, citizens of Riga, with a common aim to actively participate in the improvement of the urban environment.

Friends of the gardens

Laima Daberte

Estere Betija Grāvere

Ansis Paeglītis

Aleksejs Koškins

Dita Birkenšteina

Elīza Aizpore

Ieva Bite

Lauris Vīksne

Sabīne Skudra

Una Rozenbauma

Aleksandrs Krjukovs

Maksis Kņūtiņš

Renāte Lagzdiņa Founder and Project Director renate@sportapilsdarzi.lv

Evija Krištopane Brand design and strategy

Kristīne Madjāre Community Coordinator

Zane Stuberovska Technical Director

Rūta Jumīte Graphic Designer

Ilze Rukšāne Landscape Architect www.alps.archi

Madara Rudzīte Project Coordinator madara@sportapilsdarzi.lv

Renāte Lagzdiņa Founder and Project Director renate@sportapilsdarzi.lv

Ilze Rukšāne Landscape Architect www.alps.archi

Madara Rudzīte Project Coordinator madara@sportapilsdarzi.lv

Evija Krištopane Brand design and strategy

Kristīne Madjāre Community Coordinator

Zane Stuberovska Technical Director

Rūta Jumīte Graphic Designer

Friends of the gardens

Laima Daberte

Estere Betija Grāvere

Ansis Paeglītis

Aleksejs Koškins

Dita Birkenšteina

Elīza Aizpore

Ieva Bite

Lauris Vīksne

Sabīne Skudra

Una Rozenbauma

Aleksandrs Krjukovs

Maksis Kņūtiņš