All at once, three new play facilities built by The Naked Heart Foundation have opened in the past week in Kaliningrad, Sovetskaya Gavan and Yakutsk. This brings the total number of our play parks and play grounds in Russia to 74.
These new play facilities are unique and equipped with everything necessary for children of all ages and abilities, from the youngest of children to teenagers, including those with special needs.
The grand opening of the play park in Kaliningrad took place on 11th September. On September 15th, Natalia Vodianova, the president of the Foundation, personally flew to the opening of the park in Sovetskaya Gavan, Khabarovsk Krai, and on the following day, September 16th, Natalia opened the play park in the centre of Yakutsk.
The play park in Kaliningrad has a 24 meters three-masted play ‘frigate’ ship, new swings, wendy houses, roundabouts, sandpits and benches for parents.
The playgrounds in Sovetskaya Gavan and Yakutsk are bigger, and are additionally equipped with skateboard ramps for teenagers.
All of The Naked Heart Foundation’s play parks and playgrounds are equipped with a special play area for children with special needs.
In the near future, play facilities will also be opening in Melnikovo (Tomsk Oblast), Uryupinsk (Volgograd Oblast), and Gusinoozersk (Republic of Buryatia).
As a rule, The Naked Heart Foundation’s playgrounds are funded by two sources: through the Foundation itself, and through the budgets of local governments that have sent a request for the play parks to be built.
The Naked Heart Foundation invested 5,332,834 RUB into the Kaliningrad project, 6161 934.20 RUB into the Yakutsk project, and 10 713 268.84 RUB into the Sovetskaya Gavan project.