The Museum of Fine Arts, which was renovated two years ago, has already attracted 600,000 visitors, while the Millennium House, along with the Great Playground, has had over 500,000 visitors. The dog adventure park has also exceeded 500,000 visitors, and the youth sports fields, the Garden for the Blind and the Városliget Sports Center are all also very popular, Benedek Gyorgyevics, CEO of Városliget Zrt., said.
He recalled that 2018 was the first year when visitors could enjoy completed parts of the project elements, while 2019 was the year of official handovers.
Presenting the further results of the Liget Budapest Project, Gyorgyevics said that almost 150,000 square meters of green space had been renewed in Városliget, 72,000 square meters of pavement had been demolished, and more than 120,000 square meters of grassland had been created. They planted nearly 140,000 perennials, more than 70,000 shrubs and 491 deciduous trees. In front of the main entrance of the Millennium House, as part of the landscape architectural renewal of the park, a rose garden of 1,500 bushes was created with a new Zsolnay fountain as well.
Gyorgyevics emphasized that 70-80 percent of the respondents of a national survey support the implementation of the Liget Budapest Project. He emphasized that the Városliget Sports Center has already been handed over in the second phase of the park development, and more family-, child- and sports-friendly developments will be ready for visitors this autumn.
The two-kilometer, illuminated running track will be completed, another dog park will be built and the Little Botanical Garden in the park will be renewed. The Museum Underground Garage on Dózsa György street will also be completed, which can accommodate about 800 cars on three levels.
Meanwhile, the House of Hungarian Music is scheduled to open in 2021, while construction on the Ethnographic Museum should start by the end of 2021.