What can you experience in Pirkkola?
Jogging trails in the snow-free season
Pirkkola has two three-kilometre jogging trails, one covered with sawdust and one with crushed stone. The crushed stone trail is kept in running condition all-year-round. Both trails are illuminated.
Skiing tracks in Pirkkola
In winter, Pirkkola has a three-kilometre skiing track that is suitable for both classic and skating techniques. The skiing track is illuminated.
Janin lounas & Sport Cafe
The Janin lounas & Sport Cafe restaurant serves in the Pirkkola swimming and ball games hall. The restaurant serves a daily lunch buffet, along with burgers, “home-style meals”, filling sandwiches and other cafeteria products.
There are toilets in the lobby of the Pirkkola swimming and ball games hall, and they are open when the hall is open.
There are toilets, changing rooms and showers in the building next to the Pirkkola sports fields, which are open during the building’s opening hours.
There is a toilet in the Pirkkola skating rink, and it is open when the rink is open.
The Pirkkola outdoor sports park has a large outdoor gym, where you can find diverse outdoor fitness equipment for many kinds of exercise. With the equipment by David, you can adjust the load to suit your needs, and the different heights of the hanging and pull-up bars and the platforms also enable functional training.
Outdoor exercise areas
In addition to the outdoor gym, Pirkkola Sports Park has two outdoor exercise areas with a wide range of outdoor exercise equipment.
Swimming pool (Plotti)
During the summer season, the outdoor swimming pool Plotti is open in Pirkkola. The area is supervised during the summer season. The depth of the pool is about one metre, and there is also a water slide, a fountain and a climbing wall.
Weather permitting, the sports field in Pirkkola Sports Park will be frozen as a skating rink.
Pirkkola Sports Park has many sports fields that offer free access to various sports and exercise. The use of fields is either based on reservations or free use. The reservation status of the fields can be found from the sports venue calendar.
You can see the available times for the sports facilities in the sports facilities calendar (Link leads to external service) by making the following selections:
Adopt a monument
Adopt a monument is a programme for the voluntary maintenance and preservation of old buildings and monuments of antiquity. Pirkkola Sports Park has defence equipment from the First World War Base XXII Station 12, which is located on the slopes and edges of a cliff rising to the northeast of Plotti.
The Pirkkola sports park is located in a valuable forest area. The northern part of the area has moist herb-rich forests, fern groves, in particular.
The Citynature website presents the nature of Central Park
Read more about the nature and history of Central Park.
In winter, remember the skiing trail rules: no walking or dogs on the trails. Dogs are not allowed on the jogging trails, even in snow-free seasons.
In all outdoor areas, observe Everyman’s Rights and rules and move responsibly in nature:
Accessibility information for Pirkkola’s services is still incomplete. Links to accessibility information will be available here when the analysis is completed.
Services of the outdoor recreation area on the map
The Pirkkola outdoor recreation area has several outdoor and jogging trails of different lengths and a versatile sports park, which includes a ball game hall and swimming hall, fitness room and gym, an ice skating stadium, an outdoor gym, an athletics field and artificial grass and grass fields. The Plotti swimming pool is open in the summer, and in the winter, there are skiing tracks in the area and a skating rink over the sand field.