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City to Fund Seventy-Six 'Better Reykjavík' Projects This Year

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City to Fund Seventy-Six 'Better Reykjavík' Projects This Year

Toys in a playground.

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Fruit trees, cold water plunge pools, and swing sets are among the projects that Reykjavík residents have voted to implement in 2018, Vísir reports. Reykjavík City Council is putting ISK 450 million [$4,410,000] towards the realization of 76 projects that capital residents suggested and voted on the Better Reykjavík online forum.

The idea to install two cold-water plunge pools at Ábæjarlaug and Breiðholtslaug swimming pools was particularly popular with voters. Another project will see improvements made at the playground area at the swimming pool in Grafarvogur, including the installation of toddler swings. Fruit trees will be planted for park-goers at Klambratún park to enjoy, and outdoor workout areas with endurance training equipment will be built in three neighborhoods.

Nearly 11,000 residents voted on projects that were presented on the website. Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson said that Reykjavík residents know their neighborhoods best and know where the greatest needs for improvement lie. “It’s fun to see the wealth of ideas that come out of [the Better Reykjavík initiative] and every year, there is always something that’s hugely popular that hasn’t been seen before.”

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