Ugra is an area with wild plants and a comfortable urban environment

In my city a new attraction –

Comfortable environment urban solutions.

To see, falling in love is not worth it.

I’m sure you will come here again.

Irina Moldanova

Landscaping in Ugra started before the start of the national project: in 2017. Two years later, the creation of a comfortable urban environment became one of the directions of the national project “Housing and Urban Environment”. Thus, in 2019, 83 public and courtyard spaces were formed in the area, in 2020 – 194, in 2021 – 153.

Residents of Ugra are actively involved in the implementation of the program. As the governor of Ugra, Natalia Komarova, noted: “The people of Yugra ordered – we did it.” From 2019, a popular vote is held in Ugra on the regional platform “Open Region – Yugra”. The Center for the Implementation of National Projects provides methodological, design and information support for the activities of the project “Formation of a comfortable urban environment”.

In 2021, when pan-Russian online voting began, 153 yards and public spaces were formed in Ugra. Every year, the cities of Ugra take part in the Pan-Russian competition for the best projects to create a comfortable urban environment in small towns and historic settlements. Thus, in 2021, 4 winning projects were implemented: the city of Pokachi – “Lake Molodezhnoye”, the city of Uray – “Embankment of the Konda River that took its name. A. Petrov”, the city of Nyagan – “Central Forest of Culture and Recreation” , the city of Kogalym – “Embankment of the river Ingu-Yagun”.

“Warm coast”, the city of Pokatsi

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Pokachi City, “Warm Coast”

The project in the city of Pokachi was designed taking into account the request of the residents of the city. They filled out online questionnaires, participated in telephone and street surveys and went to meetings. The unique facility offers entertainment for the whole family. Barbecue wounds have been placed and wooden paths have been paved. The youngest residents of the city can try to dig up a mammoth in the playground of the Archaeological Game.

“Embankment of the river Konda named after A. Petrov”, the city of Uray

It was. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Uray city, Konda river embankment named A. Petrov

Has been. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Uray city, Konda river embankment named A. Petrov

The implementation of the project was made possible thanks to the victory in the Pan-Russian project for the creation of a comfortable urban environment in small towns and historic settlements in 2020 in the category “Small towns with a population of 20-50 thousand people”. The park opened to the public in December 2021.

A pier with a cafeteria and water transport hire, a water center with a heated pool, a sauna, a treatment room and a gym, a river station with a cafeteria, coworking and a workshop appeared here. The terrestrial entertainment was not forgotten either: an entrance booth with cafeteria and equipment rental for the season, a cultural center for DIY communities, exhibitions, cultural events and recreation of all time were equipped on the embankment. And also playgrounds for picnics, beach volleyball, ice skating and even a racetrack for rocket modeling tests and competitions.

“Central forest of culture and leisure”, the city of Nyagan

It was. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Nyagan City, “Central Culture and Recreation Forest”

Has been. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Nyagan City, “Central Culture and Recreation Forest”

The “Central Forest of Culture and Leisure” in Nyagan is the largest landscaped park in Ugra and the location with the rope park is the largest in all of Russia. The forest is divided into three functional zones: culture and leisure, play and sports.

Embankment of the river Irtysh, the city of Khanty-Mansiysk

Khanty-Mansiysk is a modern and ecologically clean city. Urbanization and nature are harmoniously united here. Every year the capital of the region becomes more comfortable for the residents. New playgrounds are being built, trails for cyclists are making their appearance. Last year, the Irtysh River embankment won the vote for improvement items. From the beginning, the project was among the top and kept the lead for all 5 weeks of voting. Volunteers help take part in the evaluation voting for improvement items. More than 600 activists have already registered this year.

Our volunteers talk about the project “Creating a Comfortable Urban Environment”, as well as about the improvement items that were submitted for an evaluation vote. In Khanty-Mansiysk, volunteers work daily at the information point from 12:00 to 16:00 from Monday to Saturday. The point is located in the Multifunctional center of Ugra. “Also, our children will go to the businesses of the city, to the labor collectives they will talk about the project”, shared the coordinator of the municipal headquarters of the FCGC Volunteers, Viktor Bank.

Embankment “Say Pan”, the city of Beloyarsky

It was. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Beloyarsk city, “Say Pan Embankment”

Has been. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Beloyarsk city, “Say Pan Embankment”

In 2019, the Beloyarsky city embankment project won the competition for the best works to create a comfortable urban environment in small towns and historic settlements as part of the “Shaping a Comfortable Urban Environment” project. A year later the Sei Pan embankment was opened. Here you can not only relax, but also spend time with benefit: the embankment is equipped with a play area, an active recreation area, as well as a kind of open-air museum. The synthetic center of the space is the city stage, its shape refers to images of shamanic drums. The area is united in a single system of parks, squares, recreation areas and sports. The objects are designed in the same style, which emphasizes the visual integrity of the landscaped space. The townspeople took an active part in the work for the project, thanks to which the project can be called really popular.

Krylov Park, Surgut city

Krylov Park, Surgut city

A crow with cheese, a fox and other characters from the myths of Ivan Krylov settled in Surgut. The first theme park in the city opened in 2021. The project was selected as a result of an online public voting. Surgut residents were offered many options for designing a public area. At the entrance, guests are greeted by an installation of books with the names of famous works by Ivan Krylov. In the park, you can learn interesting facts about the author’s life: there are QR-code signs that take visitors to the website of the Krylov Museum in Moscow. Children and sports areas, a central square and a bright entrance are connected to 2 hectares of land.

The 61 ° 69 ° garden in Khanty-Mansiysk is a unique public space that has, in fact, restarted an abandoned wilderness. The project was a response to the request of the city residents themselves: enthusiastic students, new families, students and all those who are not indifferent to the fate of Khanty-Mansiysk. Through joint efforts, a space has been created that promotes communication, introducing care for nature and people nearby, a place where you feel a very strong love for the world.

If you imagine that the garden is a “living person”, then there is a child who will accompany the children in the parkour zone and a teenager with whom you can sit in a tree house and gossip with classmates and a talented musician who gathers friends in the amphitheater and arranges a housekeeper. Whoever he is, he is always “his”. Great soul. The breadth of the soul, the length of the emotions – this is for him, our garden is 61 ° 69 ° “, said Karolina Shibko, project manager.

It is also impossible not to mention monument “Defenders of the Fatherland and pioneers of the land of Ugra”, which is located in the central part of the city of Yugorsk. The area of ​​the monument serves as a place for events dedicated to public holidays. The updated idea of ​​the place is expressed through the new spatial planning and high quality landscaping, which will allow the monument to become a point of attraction and a source of pride for the residents of Yugorsk. The center of the public space is a pedestal with an airplane, in which an amphitheater with a built-in waterfall is developed. The periphery of the site has the character of an artistic background due to the geoplastic methods of an artificial hill with greenery. In addition, creating a loose hill has a sound protection function.

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The list of works is endless! The main thing in all this thing is that after the improvement, the locals start to discover their cities in a new way, to try to return to them, to live in such cities with comfort and joy.

“In Russia in 2022, more than 5,000 items were put to the vote, 54 of which are located in 17 municipalities of Yugra. The evaluation vote to select areas for improvement is an opportunity to make the streets, parks, squares, yards, playgrounds and urban environment as residents dream. “Everyone’s opinion is important for the development of Ugra,” said Evgeny Adamov, Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region – Yugra.

Modern parks, embankments, playgrounds and other areas may also appear in your city. On April 15, the pan-Russian vote on improvement items began. You can vote at You are the ones who create spaces for a comfortable life.

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