Sport and leisure on the Saale
The image of Jena is directly linked to its Saale floodplain. The clearly contoured, flat area forms the green heart of the city and represents an important leisure potential for residents and guests. Today, original landscape sections, urban parks and variously developed sports facilities can be clearly identified.
In the city council resolution on the sports development plan of 08.10.2008, the mandate was formulated to develop a framework plan for the entire area from the Paradiesbrücke to the Saale / tramway junction (north of the Mittelwiesen).
The framework plan was completed in March 2011 with a summary documentation.
The guiding principles, the target plan and the traffic concept for the framework plan were confirmed by the City Council on 25.05.2009 and on 17.12.2012.
The design aspects of the development of sports areas and the Saale floodplain are shown on the basis of a design plan and detailed plans.
The upgrading of the Saale floodplain as the most important inner-city recreational area and as a link between the city centre / city of Jena and the recreationally significant landscape is one of the essential tasks of urban planning / development in the context of recreational provision.
The Volkspark Oberaue deserves special attention due to its immediate vicinity to the city centre. Here, the need for designed, recreationally effective open spaces is constantly growing.
The order and supplementation of the recreational functions in consensus with the requirements for the design of the park resulting from the protection of historical monuments and the protection of species and biotopes are basic concerns of the framework planning.
The spatial separation of intensively used park areas and areas with primarily quiet recreation as well as the development of leisure facilities, especially for children and young people, are important aspects of the framework planning. This can be viewed in the urban development/urban planning department.