The Geo-Park

Geopark
Geo-park

The weather has been lovely lately and I have taken the opportunity to go out for a few walks. I walked past the Geo-Park the other day and I was reminded of how much I like the idea of this playground/park in the city centre.

Pipeline
Pipeline

The park is filled with stuff from the oil industry that is not in use any more. It’s located right outside the oil museum, Stavanger being the oil capital in Norway. All the stuff has been donated by various oil companies and they are given a new life in the park. And it’s very popular with the children of all ages. You can, among many things jump on big orange buoys, crawl through a pipeline, play beach volleyball or hide under a big GPR cover in the rain.

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Beach volley

I think this is a very good way to find use for all the expensive equipment that is no longer of use offshore. And the park is located by the sea and looks really lively and colorful in the sunshine. As it is a place where the graffiti artists have been allowed to use their creativity to brighten up the walls and installations.

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The sea is right by the playground

WP_000819What do you think about re-using things that would be thrown away like this?

28 thoughts on “The Geo-Park

  1. Great idea! Being able to renew the old…instead of building new products…always supportive of those initiatives. 🙂

    1. That’s not good. Here in Norway they seem to try to stay more popular and some of them are happy to get rid of things they don’t need to projects like this.

      1. Not this is a park that is well used. They took old equipment from the oil industry that the could not use anymore and made the playground you see in the photos.

  2. Very industrial looking but that’s taking up-cycling to a whole new level. At least it’s not all tossed into the bottom of the ocean. I’m so glad you have had a bit of lovely weather. We have too but will get one last hit at really hot stuff at the end of the week. I can bear it because I know it will pass and normal temps will be back. Have a great week.

    1. I think the industrial look is what sets it apart from other playgrounds and it’s very good they’re not dumped out at sea!
      The lovely weather is only supposed to stay for a week, but I’m enjoying every bit of it. How hot is it going to be over at yours? A very lovely week to you too!

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