Ostrava’s territory is a mosaic of natural, anthropogenically influenced and artificially created habitats with varying degrees of biodiversity. The most diverse systems are the aquatic and riparian ecosystems at the PLA Poodří and other protected sites, and the ecosystems in the deciduous and mixed woodlands on the periphery of the city. Areas of former mining/industrial activity have ecosystems that are specific to post-industrial landscapes.

Thematic articles

Science Faculty research project explores ways of revitalizing Ostrava’s slag-heaps

| 14. May 2019 Read ...

Another rare baby animal in Zoo Ostrava

| 28. April 2019 Read ...

Experiment with meadow grass lawns

| 26. April 2019 Read ...

There is a great interest in planting in the Youth Orchard

| 8. April 2019 Read ...

Former parish garden in the centre of Ostrava to be revitalized

| 2. April 2019 Read ...

Biologists from the University of Ostrava to build a birdhouse network

| 27. March 2019 Read ...

Another 68 children have their own tree

| 29. October 2018 Read ...

Bees in the Ostrava Zoo

| 24. October 2018 Read ...

Projects

  • Renovation of Za Biskupstvím Park
  • Renovation of U Boříka Park
  • Za Lunou Greenery
  • Savarin Greenery
  • Revitalization of the Pustkovec valley
  • Benátky Forest Park revitalization
  • Cingrův sad Park
  • City centre park areas revitalization
Place
Ostrava
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Renovation of Za Biskupstvím Park

The objective of the project is to restore existing public green spaces. This includes line, group and solitary planting of trees, planting and rejuvenating grassy areas, perennial plants and shrubs, maintaining the existing greenery, and repairing and building roads, small buildings, and outdoor furniture.

Schedule of the construction: 2019/20 (construction)

 

Place
Ostrava, Nová Ves Municipal District
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Renovation of U Boříka Park

The objective of the project is to restore existing public green spaces. This includes line, group and solitary planting of trees, planting and rejuvenating grassy areas, perennial plants and shrubs, maintaining the existing greenery, and repairing and building roads, small buildings, and outdoor furniture.

A public tender for preparation of the documentation for planning proceedings, engineering and author’s supervision is currently being prepared.

Place
Ostrava
Address
Patrice Lumumby and Kosmonautů streets
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Za Lunou Greenery

The project includes the maintenance of existing trees and shrubs, new planting, new solutions for paved areas and roads (including an in-line skating route), landscaping and adding outdoor furniture. The objective is the overall restoration of the area between Partice Lumumby and Kosmonautů streets (Ostrava-Jih Municipal District) behind the cinema Luna (increasing the grassy and planted areas).

Schedule of the construction: 2018/19 (construction)

 

Place
Ostrava
Address
Dr. Martínka Street
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Savarin Greenery

The project includes the maintenance of the existing trees and shrubs, new plantings, new solutions for paved areas and roads, landscaping and adding outdoor furniture. The aim is to restore the existing public green space in the inner courtyard and near the entranceways in the housing estate (Dr. Martínka Street in Ostrava-Jih Municipal District).

Schedule of the construction: 2018/19 (construction)

Place
Ostrava, Pustkovec Municipal District
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Revitalization of the Pustkovec valley

This is one of the most beautiful green areas in the western part of Ostrava. The existing parkland will be complemented by new plantings and flower meadows. The project will also revitalize the Pustkovec stream and pond, including a water playpark, new wooden piers and park furniture. The stream will be restored to its original natural state, creating small pools which will retain water during dry periods and facilitate the spread of flora and fauna in the area.

Place
Ostrava
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Benátky Forest Park revitalization

The forest (covering an area of 23,7 hectares) is the site of a former open-air swimming pool and an area of ponds known as “Benátky”. The area will be revitalized and opened up to the public as a sports and leisure destination. The ponds – a unique biotope within the city – will be revitalized, including the creation of a leisure meadow with a kiosk, a children´s play area and an outdoor fitness facility for adults.

Place
Ostrava
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Cingrův sad Park

This large meadow is flanked on all sides by major roads and railways. Plans for revitalization include new footpaths, benches, tree-planting and lines of shrubs which will shield the park from the noise of the surrounding transport arteries.

Place
Ostrava
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City centre park areas revitalization

The city centre will come to life in a festival of colours thanks to new ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers – a total of 86 trees, 2 500 shrubs, 2 000 different grasses and ferns, 9 200 perennials and 17 400 bulb flowers. The revitalization project will cover an area of Černa louka complex, Trojhalí and Nová Karolina.

Fact sheets

Greenery

All citizens of Ostrava have green areas within touching distance – the maximum distance from any Ostrava household to parks and other greenery is 300 metres.

Greenery

Ostrava is the third greenest regional capital city in the Czech Republic. (Based on 2010 geographical data published by the European Environment Agency and calculations by Czech Radio.)

Greenery

Parks as a percentage of the city’s total area (2010).

All green areas (including forests) as a percentage of the city’s total area (2010).

Greenery

Total green areas open to the public (2015).

Forested land inside Ostrava’s city limits (2015).

Green areas per 1 inhabitant (2015).

Natura 2000

Bird habitats partially within Ostrava’s city limits (Poodří, Heřmanice pond – Odra – Poolší).

Sites of European significance partially or entirely within the city limits (Heřmanice pond, Děhylov stream – Štěpán, Poodří).

Special Protection Areas

The number of Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in Ostrava (Poodří, Polanka meadows, Landek, etc.).

Important landscape features

The number of officially registered important landscape features in Ostrava – primarily groups of trees in non-forested areas, parks and greenery, cemeteries and avenues of trees.

Trees of historical importance

The number of officially registered historically important trees in Ostrava. The oldest is a 500 year-old linden tree in the municipal district Nová Ves.

Biocentres and Biocorridors

The number of trees/shrubs planted within Ostrava as part of the City’s Territorial Ecostability System (2013-2015).