Church Park 

Photo: Keijo PenttinenPhoto: Keijo PenttinenPhoto: Keijo Penttinen

Photo: Keijo Penttinen

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Church Park is one of the oldest parks in Jyväskylä. Its construction began in the early nineteenth century, and it served as a marketplace when Jyväskylä was established in 1837. The Jyväskylä marketplace was located in Church Park from the 1830s until the 1930s. Jyväskylä City Church, the first stone church in Central Finland, was built in the middle of the market square in 1880.

Church Park is part of a nationally significant setting and urban environment. This culturally and historically valuable park underwent an extensive renovation in the early 2000s. Today, Church Park is a green oasis, a beautiful and popular meeting place in the middle of the city.

Jyväskylä City Church is open from 12th of June until 11th of August Mon–Fri from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other times open Wed–Fri from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Guides are available at the church.

 

Works of art at Church Park:


1) Night

Artist: Kain Tapper
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 2003
Material: Black granite

More information in Finnish:
http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/006.html

2) Maiden/Spring/Longing

Artist: Oskari Raja-aho
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 1944
Material: Red granite, 155 cm × 73 cm × 56 cm

More information in Finnish:
http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/005.html


3) Veterans Memorial

Artist: Erkki Kantonen
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 1992
Materials: Granite, steel, concrete

More information in Finnish:
http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/002.html


4) Woman from Kalevala

Artist: Essi Renvall
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 1954
Materials: Bronze and grey granite, 293 cm × 80 cm × 80 cm

More information in Finnish:
http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/004.html


5) Memorial of the Battle of Taipale

Artist: Matti Hämäläinen/Eevert Porila
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 1940
Materials: Bronze and granite

More information in Finnish:
http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/001.html

6) Young Minna Canth

Artist: Pauli Koskinen
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 1962
Materials: Bronze and red granite, 277 cm × 215 cm × 106 cm

More information in Finnish:
http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/003.html

 
         

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