Máximapark is a special park on the west side of Utrecht, in the centre of the Leidsche Rijn district. The park is both lively and peaceful - and just as large as the city centre area of Utrecht!
In 1997, world-famous landscape architect Adriaan Geuze won the design competition for constructing a large city park. Máximapark is based on four primary features: the Lint, the Binnenhof, the Vikingrijn and the Parkpergola.
Queen Máxima opened the park in the summer of 2013 - figuratively and literally the crowning glory of the work of all those involved. Residents and other stakeholder groups were invited to contribute ideas and help construct and fit out the park from the very start. Volunteers continue to build new initiatives in Máximapark to this day. For example, the Buitenplaats, the Vlinderhof, the Jeremiebrug (a historic bridge) and De Samenloop.
Geuze's design has now evolved into a beautiful city park. The Lint, Parkpergola and bridges are unique features that distinguish Máximapark from other parks in Utrecht. Thanks to the fertile horticultural land on which the park has been laid out, the forested areas already require thinning. Plants and trees thrive and flourish in the park.
All the stakeholders continue to improve and beautify the park. A park organisation has been set up by the municipality of Utrecht, and the other stakeholders include enthusiastic residents and societal partners such as the Vlinderhof, De Bosspeeltuin, Utrecht Natuurlijk, Landschapsbeheer Vleuten-De Meern and the Friends of Máximapark Foundation. All these parties work together to develop and manage the park, offer a varied programme of activities, arrange reception in the park and communicate about the park.
Our joint efforts have led to the creation of a beautiful park, which many people are proud of and enjoy!