This program helps towns and cities finance the building and reconstruction of playgrounds and sports facilities.
A modernized playground for small children opened in Ševětín on July 14, 2010. The children tried out all nine pieces of playground equipment that the playground has to offer. In the section for the smallest children there are three rocking horses on a special spring in the form of different animals, a swing with two seats, a merry-go-round, and a tower with two slides. In a separate section for bigger kids there is a suspended merry-go-round, a climbing frame, a structure with two towers, a rope bridge, monkey bars, and a slide. The playground, with a price tag of nearly CZK 1 million, was built by the local city government with a grant from the Nadace ČEZ Foundation.
“There are approximately 170 pre-school and school-aged children living in Ševětín, who will visit the playground. We are pleased to be able to offer them a modern, safe place to have fun,” said Petr Lenc, deputy mayor of Ševětín.
Opava – Malé Hoštice
A traffic-themed Orange Playground in Opava opened on October 4, 2010. The new playground, featuring asphalt “roads” with traffic signs, traffic lights, crosswalks, a roundabout, and a railroad crossing, will be open on weekdays for the benefit of students of Opava’s 14 primary schools and 17 preschools. In the afternoons, it will be open to the general public as well. At the playground, with a price tag of over CZK 2 million, over half of which was paid for by the Foundation, municipal police officers will teach students the rules of the road.
Chlum u Třeboně
A beautiful, modern, and safe playground was built in the middle of an apartment complex in the vicinity of a preschool in Chlum u Třeboně. It opened on September 20, 2011. The Nadace ČEZ Foundation contributed CZK 0.5 million.
“Today, we opened a playground that had been sorely missed here in Chlum. Even now it is getting good use and I think the children, most importantly, are really glad to have all this interesting and modern playground equipment. Most of the children in our apartment complex are still little, and just a short distance from the playground we have a preschool attended by 60 children, who use the playground mainly in the morning hours,” said Jiří Hájek, mayor of the city of Chlum u Třeboně.
A new Orange Playground in Kobylnice, in South Moravia, has been open to the public since October 4, 2011. It is located close to a primary school and a preschool, and offers fun for the entire family. Here, children can play on a climbing frame, and for adults there’s a fire pit for grilling sausages. The Nadace ČEZ Foundation donated CZK 300,000 to help make the new playground a reality.