NEW COMMUNITY SPACE «SPORTS PARK» HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO ALMATY.
The Mayor of Almaty, Bauyrzhan Baibek, and President of Astana Group, Nurlan Smagulov, were at the grand opening ceremony of «Sports Park”. The presentation of the project took place during the city bike ride, dedicated to the day of national symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
With a total of 15 000 square metres, the «Sports Park” is located in the territory of MEGA PARK shopping mall on Seifullin street.
The project aims to revive the traditions of sports and leisure in the open air, to create a friendly atmosphere and a new community space in the city. Multifunctional sports territory is an oasis of the public sport and family leisure in the old parking space. The area of landscaping is 3 000 square metres. There are over 450 trees and bushes planted in the park.
For the active leisure lovers there is a skating park, run track, multisport field for basketball, volleyball and tennis, high rope park, football pitch (ice rink in winter). There is a separate area for street workouts and crossfit. For the youngest visitors there are two playgrounds with the modern equipment.
There will be a French carousel and 7 metres high climbing wall in «Sports Park” in July. In the territory of the complex there is also a stage for the cultural and festive events.
Citizens and guests of Almaty can have lunch or a cup of coffee at the terrace of Angel-in-us summer cafe. Coffee shops chain in Almaty is the most famous franchise of Lotte Group — one of the biggest conglomerates of South Korea in the chain of fast food and retail.
Nowadays the business takes an important role of a partner of the state in realisation of social projects. «Sports Park” is one of the priority projects of MEGA. Its key task is transformation of usual city space into a unique communication territory for creative and sport self-realisation. Nurlan Samgulov’s this initiative was supported by Kazakhstani entrepreneurs and they became partners of this sport complex.
Mayor of Almaty, Bauyrzhan Baibek, in his speech to the participants of the opening ceremony of «Sports Park” highlighted the importance of creating social spaces, well-equipped and safe places for family leisure in the modern metropolitan city.
«Dear Almaty citizens, dear our youth and sportspeople — this is a continuation of a great tradition of bike riding, but today is a special day. Yesterday we celebrated a day of the national symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan: our emblem, flag and hymn of our country — we are very proud of them. When our athletes win the competitions, our hymn plays, and our flag waves — our Kazakhstan becomes famous. The opening of the youth sports park is a big event. There used to be a parking, and today, thanks to Nurlan Smagulov and a number of banks and companies, here is a big sports complex which was built at the expense of private funds. I would like to wish our city to remain beautiful and lovely; let’s take care and love it, respect each other, help the city — because it’s our home', said the mayor.
President of Astana Group, Nurlan Smagulov, expressed a gratitude to the city administration for supporting sports, bike rides which became traditional, creating sports places in the metropolis, and also noted the contribution of the business community into realisation of social projects aimed at sports.
«We live in a wonderful time in an independent country. Despite economic difficulties, we must believe in ourselves, we must create a festivity. Now here is a sports park in this part of the city. It’s all built for the citizens. Let’s love our city, let’s love our country, respect ourselves and we become true patriots', noted Nurlan Smagulov.
A two-time world champion in boxing Nazym Kyzaibai was at the opening ceremony of the «Sports Park”. As an appreciation for Nazym’s valuable contribution to the development of Kazakhstani sport, her purposefulness and professionalism, the city administration and Astana Group presented Hyundai Accent car and 1 mln tenge for shopping in MEGA Park shopping mall. World Class fitness-club presented a membership for a year to Nazym Kyzaibai.
«Sports Park» is a non-commercial project. Most of the areas will be working for free. An entrance fee for the rides are to cover the costs of the servicing staff and for technical support. Most of the elements and covers of the playgrounds and sports fields are made in Kazakhstan. During the day there can rest and exercise about 5000 people.