Esplanade Park is a lime park in the historic center of Helsinki, in the Kaartinkaupunki area. The park was set up in the 1830s thanks to the efforts of the city architect Karl Ludwig Engel.
The summer theater "Espa" works in the park. There is also one of the oldest restaurants in the Finnish capital there. In the center of the park there is a monument devoted to the poet Ludwig Runeberg. This monument was created in 1885 by his son Walter. Later, monuments devoted to several other writers appeared in the park, for example, Topelius monument.
Lime trees in the famous park Esplanadin puisto in Helsinki must be replaced with new trees, which will change the landscape of the Finnish capital for a long time. The cutting of trees, which the city government plans to do, is connected with the aging of the limes.
It is necessary to make a renovation no later than in ten years. Until the park's landscape returns to its usual form, it should take about 10 years, the planners in Helsinki note.
The authorities have been going to update the park for several years already, but have not done it yet, because they were afraid of the discontent of the townspeople.