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Culture centre "Ziemeļblāzma" and it's park
In a half an hour driving distance from the centre of Riga, in the northern part of the city — Vecmīlgrāvis — there is an architectural monument of national scale — culture palace “Ziemeļblāzma” surrounded by a 5 ha large park.
Origins of the culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma" date back to 30 March 1903 when patron Augusts Dombrovskis presented a land plot to the Abstinence Society "Ziemeļblāzma" and promised to look after the maintenance and development of it.
Notable reconstruction and restoration works have been performed in the culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma" and its 5 ha large park to renew and adapt not only the premises of the culture palace to contemporary requirements, but also to improve, restore and supplement the versatile objects and greenery of the park.
The palace park boasts several ancient objects and some newly established recreation areas. During the restoration works the rotunda and the mushroom have been renewed using the columns of the burnt-down building of the culture palace for their foundations.
Alley of vines has been re-established, which initially was of a height to allow a horse cart to ride through during the traditional Children's Festival; the artificial grotto has also been renewed; French-style garden with a fountain, children's playground and multifunctional recreation and sports field have been established. The ancient tea-house with a tower has also been renewed.