• Press release
  • 21.08.2018 09:00 CET

The opening of the renovated Sähköttäjänpuisto Park to be celebrated in East Pasila on August 29

YIT Corporation Press Release, August 21, 2018, at 10:00 A.M.

Sähköttäjänpuisto YIT

Sähköttäjänpuisto YIT

The renovation of the park is YIT’s gift to 100-year-old Finland. The renovation was carried out according to the More life in yards concept.

During the centenary of Finnish independence, YIT studied how yards could be made more comfortable and functional. The work, which included experts from different fields, was carried out in workshops and in cooperation with the public using digital crowdsourcing.

The work resulted in the More life in yards concept, which is currently utilised by YIT in planning its own area development projects.

The opening of the Sähköttäjänpuisto Park renovated by YIT will be celebrated on August 29 at 5:00–9:00 P.M. in East Pasila.  The renovation of the park has been designed and carried out in accordance with the yard concept, and it is YIT’s gift to 100-year-old Finland and Finnish citizens. The park is also a thank you to the hundreds of Finns who participated in creating the More life in yards concept.

Sähköttäjänpuisto Park was selected as the renovation target in cooperation with the City of Helsinki, and, in accordance with the yard concept, the park has been divided into quiet, social and active functional areas.

The opening of the park will include an adventure track heading from one section and point to another where you can try out different hobbies, admire animals, enjoy music, have delicious treats and spend time together. As dusk falls, the highlight of the celebration will take place at 20:30 with the official opening and the Taikatulet fire show. The event is free of charge and open to all, and the programme has mainly been created by members of the public and different communities.

Media representatives are also warmly welcome at the Sähköttäjänpuisto Park opening!
Sign up for the event by Thursday, August 23 at the latest by sending email to press@yit.fi
All signed-up participants will have a picnic treat waiting for them.

More information:
About the More life in yards concept
Congratulations to 100-year-old Finland — More life in yards
About YIT’s corporate responsibility

Photographs of Sähköttäjänpuisto Park

For further information, please contact:
Juha Kostiainen, Executive Vice President, Urban Development, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 (0)400 721 475, juha.kostiainen@yit.fi
Kristina Broman, Brand Manager, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 (0)40 840 3166, kristina.broman@yit.fi
Hanna Malmivaara, Senior Vice President, Communications, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 (0)40 561 6568, hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi

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