Revitalization of parks

Urban greenery, and especially urban parks, is of particular importance in adapting to climate change. Trees in the city filter the air by capturing dust particles and CO2, cooling the urban space, capturing rainfall and providing space for life for various animals within the framework of better biodiversity in the urban environment.

Green areas make up 14% of the total area of the town of Snina. However, compared to 2005, the area of greenery decreased from 113 hectares to the current 84 hectares. The urban greenery in Snina consists of seven parks, greenery in the streets, housing estates, industrial zones and the square. Planted shrubs and trees, which are often in collision with utilities, insufficient preventive care for trees, or inappropriate selection of trees and plants for the urban environment, are all reasons that increase the complexity and cost of caring for green areas, trees and city parks in Snina.

Special attention should be paid to the so-called green areas in the built-up urban area. brownfields, ie areas within the city that are unused, neglected and used for occasional use for storage of building materials or seasonal pilgrimage attractions.

To improve the state of urban greenery and increase the share of green infrastructure in Snina for better preparedness for climate change, the following adaptive measures will be implemented:

  • New central climate park
  • Revitalization of the historic park
  • Revitalization of the park near the Domov pokojnej staroby
  • Planting of two tree alleys

An innovative activity within the project is the creation of a new central climate park from the so-called brownfield at the primary school of P. O. Hviezdoslav. From the unused area in the city centre near the square, a new green and relaxation zone will be created for residents and visitors to the city. The new park will also include water features that will contribute to a pleasant environment, especially in the summer months.

Two city parks will also undergo revitalization, namely the Historical Park by the manor house and the park by the Home of Peaceful Old Age. This revitalization will aim to increase water retention and replanting greenery, landscaping, as well as the addition and revitalization of woody plants. The planting of new tree alleys and tree lines in the densely built-up area of the city will improve and expand the non-invasive green infrastructure in the urban environment.