The construction of the catering pavilion on Petőfi Square has been completed, József Hetei, the municipal representative of the district, announced on 10th of November 2023. The investment of nearly HUF 180 million was paid for by the municipality from EU funds. The renovation of Petőfi Square is now complete.
Petőfi Square in Debrecen was inaugurated in mid-November last year after a complete reconstruction. József Hetei recalled that during the HUF 900 million EU-funded project, around 6,000 square metres of grass was renovated, and the contractor also planted 3,000 square metres of shrubs and perennials, as well as 85 trees. A modern 750 m2 playground with 12 playground equipment was built. The statue of Petőfi, inaugurated 73 years ago, has already undergone a complete reconstruction, including its pedestal and the steps leading up to it. An educational trail on the history of the town has been created, commemorating the pre-World War II square. Street furniture has been replaced, benches, designer seating, litter bins and bicycle racks have been installed. The square has also been equipped with 14 high-resolution public security cameras with image processing intelligence, which can operate in extreme light and environmental conditions. The pedestrian zones around the square, several car parks and the intersection of Holló János and Piac streets have also been renovated. The square’s centrepiece is an artificial pond.
A catering pavilion has been built on the shore of the pond. The 179-square-metre building has indoor and outdoor consumer areas. The pavilion building also houses a public, barrier-free, automatic toilet facility that can be used by people on the square, as it has a door on the outside.
József Hetei told a local newspaper that the catering pavilion will be managed by Cívis Ház Zrt., the company that manages the city’s real estate assets, and will be leased out for operation. The operator will have to equip the pavilion with the necessary equipment and furniture for cooking and hosting guests. The pavilion is expected to open to guests in the first quarter of 2024.
The representative said that the completely renovated Petőfi Square will provide a beautiful, safe and family-friendly environment for both visitors and visitors to Debrecen.
Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu