Water Park summer hotel is located on the shore of the Bay in the centre of Kotka on the island Kotisaari. The Park is considered to be the most eco-friendly centre and in its history has received the largest number of awards in Finland on green building and landscape design. So, in 1994 he was […]
Water Park summer hotel is located on the shore of the Bay in the centre of Kotka on the island Kotisaari. The Park is considered to be the most eco-friendly centre and in its history has received the largest number of awards in Finland on green building and landscape design. So, in 1994 he was awarded for the best outdoor lighting, in the same 1994 – became the “Ecological complex of the year”, and in 1996 was awarded as “the most beautiful creation of natural stone.
In 1917 the Gulf area summer hotel was declared a marine Park. The Bay is shaped like boots, and many believe that its name comes from the Russian word. On the hillside Poochinski on the initiative of citizens of the Norwegians was built one of the first jumps in Finland, and competitions were held until 1953. Concrete base jumping has been preserved to now, while the slope of the hill is a cliff with a waterfall.
By the end of the twentieth century the Bay was in a deplorable condition: was very dirty, overgrown and silted, and the city authorities decided to clean it and create on the shores recreation area. Work on clearing began in 1990 and lasted 4 years. Many local residents already ceased to believe in the success of the enterprise. However, now summer hotel is one of the most beautiful parks in the world.
The main feature of the Park is water in all its manifestations: a quiet and peaceful ponds, cheerful streams and impressive thundering waterfall, representing a delightful sight. In addition to its aesthetic function, the waterfall plays an important role in the oxidation system and water circulation in the Bay. And make water clean, in Bay launched Karpov.
On a rock near the waterfall features a collection of stones from different parts of Finland, which were used in the construction of the Park. The exhibition, called “Stone eagles, presents more than 20 types of stone, processed in various ways. The main part of the stone structures in the Park – used building stones and by-products processing industries. In landscape design used and processed, and raw stones.
Designers have picked up and planted the plants so that the Park was blooming and fragrant all the year round. On the southern slope of plants that comfortable on the rocky soil, and the more humid Northern slope of white lilies, rhododendrons and ferns. Garden, ornamental plants and bulbous flowers here tens of thousands. In the Park summer hotel annually conducted experiments on cultivation of different varieties and species of plants, the experience gained is used in parks throughout Europe.