Maintenance of parks

Park maintenance refers to cleaning parks and maintaining the vegetation, fixtures and pathways.
Photo: Maija Astikainen

This is how we manage the parks in Helsinki

We manage the parks according to a management classification system. In practice, this means that the more central a park is and the more people use it, the more often it is maintained and the more time is spent on its upkeep. The maintenance class also depends on the park’s vegetation, cultural and historical values and the activities available in the park. For example, a playground requires more careful maintenance than a lawn area.

See the park maintenance classes in the map service(Link leads to external service)

Read more about the maintenance classification system on the Helsinki Design Manual website (in Finnish)(Link leads to external service)

Restoration of parks

We also carry out more extensive repairs of parks each year, depending on how much money has been earmarked in the city budget for park renovations. When selecting the parks for renovation, the most important criteria are the safety and equitable development of the city.

Read more about the most significant planning and construction projects

Park and road construction projects in the map service(Link leads to external service)

Barbecuing in parks

You can barbecue in the city’s parks as long as you take care that it does not cause damage or danger. Check out the rules related to barbecuing.