The Lähde! -park in the municipality of Ii is located in Suvantola, on the riverside area behind the health centre. The park will encourage people to spend time together, exercise and enjoy art and the riverside nature!
Residents from the area along with health service professionals and clients, such as people recovering from psychiatric problems, intellectually disabled people and the elderly took part in designing the concept. The construction work for the park began in 2018–2019, in cooperation with the technical sector of the municipality of Ii and the Nature-Based Jobs in Ii and the Lähde! project. KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre will act as a special art adviser of the project.
In summer 2020 the newest public art work commissioned by the municipality of Ii, Peculiar Flowers by Paula Suominen, was unveiled at the park as part of its official opening.
The path to the park starts from Suvantolantie, behind the canteen of the health centre (Suvantolantie 5, 91100 Ii). Parking possible on the parking are of the health centre. The park is also accessible from the side of the Work rehabilitation centre (Työhönvalmennuskeskus, address Asematie 165 C, E-house).
Photos: Inka Hyvönen
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The Lähde! park concept will be developed in 2017–2020 within the Lähde! Empowering daily life with art project, that is an cooperation between the Oulunkaari joint authority and KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre.