Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer promised to be renewed before the election within the framework of his vision of "A greener Izmir". Behçet Uz Recreation Area is getting ready to go into service with its new face this month. Stating that they are happy to renew one of the biggest green areas of İzmir and bring it to the city, Mayor Soyer said, “We are pleased to keep our promises. Good luck to all Izmir residents in advance," he said.
One of the important projects promised by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer in his election campaign is counting the days for the opening. President Tunç Soyer said, “Dr. We have largely completed the renovation works in the Behçet Uz Recreation Area. We are getting ready to open in October. We are happy to keep our promises. Good luck to all Izmir residents in advance," he said.
It will be the new attraction center of the city with its 180 thousand square meter recreation area, a terrace where the people of Izmir can watch the city, a children's playground, sports activities and resting areas, for which the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Science Affairs and the Parks and Gardens Administration have made the final preparations.
in the middle of 3 counties
Ayşe Gevrek Gözsoy, Director of Green Spaces Construction Branch of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Parks and Gardens Department, who gave information about the activities carried out in the field of recreation, said that the 180 thousand square meter recreation area is located in the middle of Buca, Konak and Bornova districts and will serve three districts. Stating that the area, which has not been renewed for nearly 20 years, has lost its function over time, Gözsoy said, “We brought the football field here to FIFA standards, measuring 45 meters by 90 meters, especially in line with our President Tunç Soyer's goal of making İzmir a city of youth and sports. We have a tribune of 500 people. In this way, it was ensured that the children in the surrounding neighborhoods gain sports habits and that amateur sports clubs can play all their matches here.” Stating that the areas overlooking the sea are considered as viewing terraces and that they have provided the area with a square where activities will be held, Gözsoy said, “Just as in our other coastal projects, here as Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, we will serve with its toilet, security, lighting and buffet. Dr. Behçet Uz Recreation Area, with its renewed face, will be a new living space for our citizens living in these regions.
Sports opportunities for young people
Instead of the dirt football field in the area before, a football field with a 500-person tribune and changing rooms in FIFA standards suitable for disabled access was built. In this field, amateur sports clubs will train, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club will train athletes, and the field will also host official matches. In the recreation area, there are 480 meters long tartan jogging track and 800 meters long bicycle track, fitness area at 4 different points, traffic training park for children, playgrounds, sports and picnic areas. Closed entrances were reactivated and a connection was established with the Gültepe neighborhood in the south of the area. Terraces are given new functions with sports equipment. Existing structural areas were also enriched with urban equipment and transformed into a viewing terrace. There is a grass area for events to be held in the park. The 600 square meter children's playground will be equipped with a new generation of children's playgrounds such as slides and climbing. There will also be a security camera system in the park.
500 new trees, over 200 thousand plants
In the renovation project, which cost 17,3 million liras, 3 trees in the area were preserved. The planting of 150 new trees and more than 500 thousand plants, including shrubs, wrappers and ground covers, was completed. Within the framework of İzmir's Strategy for Living in Harmony with Nature, plant species suitable for the natural flora of the Mediterranean and İzmir region were used instead of exotic plant species in the recreation area. It is planned to save water with xeric landscape plants on large green surfaces. The structural units were designed as mobile as most of the area is located in the water conservancy.