İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Dr. Behçet Uz Recreation Area continues its renovation works. The area, which will come into service with its renewed face in 2021, is becoming the new attraction center of the city with its viewing terraces, football field in FIFA standards, sports, entertainment and recreation areas suitable for all age groups.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has created parks and recreation areas that will breathe the city with the green space arrangements it has implemented, has been idle in Bornova for a while. Behçet Uz Recreation Area has reached 50 percent in renovation works. It will be the new attraction center of the city with 180 thousand square meters of recreation area, terrace where Izmir residents can watch the city, children's playground, sports activities and recreation areas. The recreation area will include a football field and a 500-seat tribune, a 450-meter long jogging track and bicycle tracks, a traffic education park for children, playgrounds, sports and picnic areas in the Recreation Area. Closed entrances will be reactivated and a connection will be established with the Gültepe neighborhood in the south of the area. Terraces will gain new functions with sports equipment. The existing structural areas will be enriched with urban reinforcements and transformed into a viewing terrace. There will be a grass area for events to be held in the park. The 600 square meter children's playground will be equipped with new generation children's playgrounds such as slides and climbing. Dr. Renovation works in Behçet Uz Recreation Area will be completed by the end of 2021 and will cost 17.3 million lira.
In the renovation project, 3 thousand 150 trees in the area were preserved and space was allocated for 496 new trees. Water conservation was planned with xerophyte landscaping plants on large green areas. Since most of the structural units are located in the water protection basin, they are designed as mobile. In the recreation area, 3.5 kilometers of rainwater line, 2.1 kilometers of reinforced concrete wall fabrication, road excavations, lighting infrastructure, water tank, grandstand building rough construction, concrete works of the terraces have been completed. Soil laying, stone laying and concreting of the roads continue. The site was opened in 2003 by the mayor of the time, Ahmet Piriştina.