The Ruhr Regional Association as planner, developer and builder

Realisation of a vision: Revierparks 2020+

Five parks, five ideas, one goal: Under the working title "Future and Home - Revierparks 2020", the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR) submitted an integrated concept of action to the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of the Environment's "Green Infrastructure NRW" funding campaign in 2018 - and was ultimately successful. With a total investment volume of 28 million euros, the five Revierparks in the Ruhr Metropolis were to be modernised and sustainably upgraded.

In cooperation with the partner cities, the RVR has implemented the necessary design and renovation measures in the parks in Duisburg, Oberhausen/Bottrop, Essen/Gelsenkirchen, Herne and Dortmund by spring 2023. Each Revierpark has been given its own focus and theme:

At Revierpark Mattlerbusch the motto will be "A Day of Vacation", Revierpark Vonderort will become a "Park in Motion". The Revierpark Nienhausen will be a "Water Park" for cooling off, and in Gysenberg the focus will be on "Nature and Tivoli". From now on, visitors can "experience the park - learn about nature" at Revierpark Wischlingen.

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The construction of the Revierparks in the 1970s by the the Ruhr Coal District Municipal Association (SVR) - the predecessor of the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR) - was a planning particularity: for the first time, the quality of life for the population was improved under scientific supervision.

Multifunctional green spaces close to residential areas became places for recreation, leisure and encounters. 

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Revierparks form a regional milestone

With their ecological, health and social functions, the Revierparks not only offer important location factors for the surrounding neighbourhoods, but also enhance them as liveable and natural places to live. Even though the individual Revierparks are locally located, as an overall project they are an important component of the regional green infrastructure and thus an important indicator of quality of life for the entire Ruhr Metropolis.

The individual improvement and modernisation measures ensure the sustainable development of healthy and liveable cities and are an important milestone for the Ruhr area on its way to becoming the greenest industrial region in the world.

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Karte (Grafik) mit Standorten der fünf Revierparks.
The Location of the 5 Revierparks. Graphic: RVR.