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Valby Park

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Valby Park
Valbyparken
The perennials garden (staudehaven) in Valby Park.
LocationValby
Coordinates55°38′30″N 12°31′10″E / 55.64167°N 12.51944°E / 55.64167; 12.51944Coordinates: 55°38′30″N 12°31′10″E / 55.64167°N 12.51944°E / 55.64167; 12.51944
Area62.4 hectares (154 acres)[1][2]
Opened1 September 1939 (1939-09-01)
OpenAll year
DesignationProtected area (since 1966)

Valby Park (Danish: Valbyparken) is a park in Valby, Copenhagen.

It serves as the Copenhagen venue for the travelling Grøn Koncert festival.

History

The park is situated at the site of the former Valby Fælled ("Common"), which was used as landfill between 1913 and 1937.[1] It was converted to a park between 1937 and 1939, and opened to the public on 1 September 1939.[1] Due to fuel shortages during World War II, much of the park was dug up in 1941–42 to search for coke, though the park was re-established and expanded during 1944–52.[1]

The park was officially designated as a protected area on 3 May 1966.[2]

In connection with Copenhagen being the 1996 European City of Culture, 17 circular themed gardens were established in the park.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Københavns Kommunes brochure om Valbyparken" (PDF) (in Danish). Copenhagen Municipality. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  2. ^ a b "Valbyparken" (in Danish). Danish Society for Nature Conservation. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  3. ^ "Valbyparken" (in Danish). Copenhagen Municipality. Retrieved 2015-03-17.


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