The Metropolitan Park:
One of the world’s greatest parks, open for all
At the heart of the Hellinikon Project is the Metropolitan Park. Rivalling London’s Hyde Park and New York City’s Central Park in size, beauty and functionality, the Metropolitan Park will be a bold new icon for the City of Athens, a new draw for visitors and a unique resource for all that will transform urban life.
With a size of 2,000,569 sqm, it will be the core of the connection of the sea front with Hymettus by linking the fixed track means of transport to serve direct access to the park and the sea front from all over the Attica basin.
Its main design principle, the organization of a variety of uses, greenery and routes organically connected to the city, so that it is addressed to everyone and that it is accessible to all.
Bringing people together
The Metropolitan Park, covering an area of 2,000,000 sqm, will extend all the way from the coastal front to Vouliagmenis Ave., connecting the municipalities of Alimos, Glyfada and Argyroupouli/Hellinikon with the waterfront, providing adjacent residents easy park access.
The Metropolitan Park will be larger than London’s famous Hyde Park (1,420,000 sqm) and considerably larger than other well-known Greek public parks, such as the Tritsis Park (1,000,000 sqm), the Syngrou Estate (950,000 sqm), the Pedion tou Areos (270,000 sqm) and the Greek National Gardens (160,000 sqm).
The Metropolitan Park will be one of the most extensive and impressive parks of its kind in Europe, and one of the largest coastal parks in the world, open to the public for endless hours of enjoyment.
A multifaceted experience
According to the masterplan, the Park will consist of seven carefully constructed interconnecting precincts. Each precinct’s distinct character will be defined by its natural environment, unique features and rich sense of place, bringing a whole new world of memorable experiences to locals and visitors.