Unveiled 235 years ago, Városmajor is one of the oldest parks in Europe. A major overhaul is now planned to renew this popular recreational area in Buda, while a two-hectare space, currently closed to the public, will also be opened.
The park was declared a public garden by King Joseph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, on 25 July 1785. The maintenance and expansion of this public amenity both preserves its value and renovates an important site in Buda. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, it has become clear that green spaces and parks are crucial for the wellbeing of locals. These areas are not only vital for recreation and dog-walking, but play a large role in improving public health, too.
In size, Városmajor is equivalent to 35 football pitches, with almost 12 hectares open for community use. A public tender will be announced for the renovation of the park, and the chosen designer to revamp the area will be revealed in the first half of 2021.