Nürnberg has gained another popular recreational area, Norikus Bay on the Wöhrder See lake. The revitalised waterfront park has a bathing cove as well as features including a fitness trail and a water playground. Both of these activity areas have been covered with high-quality synthetic surfaces from Polytan, duly adapted to the specific requirements. Hackl Hofmann Landschaftsarchitekten have revitalised Norikus Bay and divided the recreational area into three zones: a nature reserve, the waterfront park and the bathing cove.
A large, polygonal sandpit is the central point of the new water playground. It is surrounded by a watercourse equipped with play elements. Children can have fun while following the water all the way from its source and into the lake. A water play area with sprinklers and groundwater fountains rounds off the fun for younger park visitors. The watercourse is marked out by a turquoise, water-impermeable surface made of synthetic materials. This Rekortan M tartan surface is seamlessly installed by Polytan using the in-situ construction method. Its outstanding cushioning and tread elasticity mean that it is normally at home in the world’s leading athletics stadiums. Numerous world records and personal bests have already been achieved on it.
Callisthenics is a modern version of the “trim trail” in which a series of strength training stations with bodyweight exercises are set out at short intervals. The sports surfaces chosen by the designers of landscape architects Hackl Hofmann were the water-permeable, optimally cushioned Poly-Play S and PolyPlay FS synthetic surfaces from Polytan in a bright shade of sky-blue.