Olivelo Living Park in Güzelbahçe Yelki, realized by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer in line with the goal of creating "Living Parks" where the people of İzmir will integrate with nature and forests, hosted its first guests. Visiting the area on the first day of the Youth Camp, Mayor Soyer said, “Cities have surrendered to concrete so much that we have forgotten nature. Nature needs to penetrate into the city again. The more we meet with nature, the happier we are when we make peace with nature. Because we are also a part of nature,” he said.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which creates "Living Parks" where the people of İzmir will integrate with nature and forest, has realized the "Olivelo" in Güzelbahçe Yelki. The first guests of Olivelo Living Park before the opening were young people. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, who made one of his election promises with the “Living Parks” project and made his final examination in the park, did not leave the camp residents alone on the first day of Yelki Olivelo Youth Camp. Mayor Tunç Soyer was accompanied by Mayor of Güzelbahçe Mustafa İnce, Mayor of Narlıdere Ali Engin, Mayor of Karaburun İlkay Girgin Erdoğan. Olivelo Living Park has mostly olive trees, as well as pineapple, pineapple, Anatolian acorn oak and red pine trees. There are approximately 13 thousand trees in the park.
I wish I could be young people
Visiting the Olivelo Living Park in a private area of 57 hectares and meeting with young people sohbet President Tunç Soyer said, “Youth does not come again, I want them to live their youth to the fullest. These areas exist mostly for them. Let them savor it. The first camp was set up, I'm just envious. I wish I could be in the young people's shoes," he said.
Nature needs to penetrate into the city.
Emphasizing that Living Parks are spaces designed for nature to penetrate into the city again, Mayor Soyer said, “Cities have surrendered to concrete so much that we have forgotten nature. Today our friends showed that algae on a rock can be revived with a drop of water. Nature is a miracle and we forget about it. We will make 35 Living Parks. The Olivelo we created in Güzelbahçe Yelki is just one of them. Nature needs to penetrate into the city again. I hope other cities follow this example. The more we meet with nature, the happier we are when we make peace with nature. Because we are also a part of nature,” he said.
This camp has been a reward for us.
Young people participating in the camp were very satisfied. Berivan Arıkan, who studied Industrial Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University, said that thanks to the Young Izmir website, he took advantage of every opportunity offered by the municipality. Arıkan said, “Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is doing very good activities for the socialization of young people. Olivelo is both close to the city and far away. Incredibly beautiful. We are the first to camp here, and the wooded areas are beautiful. We even did yoga earlier. We came out of the finals and this camp was like a reward for us. We would like to thank our President Tunç Soyer”.
It is very nice to be a student and live in Izmir.
Nadide Özalp, 21, said, “I am very happy to be in this camp. I had attended the camp in İnciraltı Urban Forest before, and I was very satisfied. It's exciting for me to be one of the first to experience Olivelo. I love camping and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality offers us every opportunity we need. We are grateful to our President Tunç for his support to the youth. I want to continue my business life in İzmir, because it is very nice to be a student and live in İzmir.”
Proud to be one of the first to experience this place
Dokuz Eylul University student Caner Ceylan said, “I am a senior architecture student and I had the opportunity to research the Olivelo Project before coming here. It is an incredible honor for me to be one of the first to experience this place. It is very nice to be able to do such activities in this ecological area, both for students and for those who use the place.”
From hiking to yoga
Olivelo Living Park hosted many events on the first day of the Youth Camp. The camp program, which will last until 11.00:XNUMX today, includes activities such as yoga workshops, music concerts and camp games. Nature lovers also received information from the Turkish Mountaineering Federation on mountaineering history, summer mountaineering, mountaineering equipment promotion, trekking, hiking and trekking, getting lost in nature and first aid.
Olivelo awaits nature lovers
Many events will meet with the people of İzmir at Olivelo Living Park in Güzelbahçe Yelki. Nature lovers will be able to go on pleasant tours or camp on cycling and walking routes. In addition, a buffet and visitor center await visitors in Olivelo. In the Stone Library, visitors will have the opportunity to examine examples of traditional stone architecture in İzmir, while Spiral Square will be used as an event and gathering area.