1993

The district of Grünau is situated in the west of Leipzig at the urban fringe. It was the third largest modern estate of industrially manufactured blocks of flats in the former GDR. After the political changes there was a deficiency of services, leisure amenities, green spaces and workplaces, because development stopped just after the completion of the houses. The site of the park was originally planned as an area for a road including tram tracks, yet the planning was cancelled and the land has lain fallow for several years. 

The planning started in 1993 and in 1996 the park with a size of 38.000 m2 was opened to the public. Main issues were the improvement of social and...