A youth card is personal and free of charge, and it can be granted to young people between the ages of 9 and 18. The card can be used to participate in the operations of youth centres and to receive discounts in events organised by the regional youth work as well as benefits offered by companies.
The card is valid for one school year at a time. The cardholder’s information is checked and the card updated with a school year sticker every year.
The water temperature in all pools is 26 degrees Celsius.
Get familiar with the history of Turku
Where in Turku was a lake situated hundreds of years ago? Where was the bridge that collapsed or the house that the disappeared into river? Explore the Turku returns to the map cultural exercise route to find the answers!
The length of the route is 8.4 km.
Furniture: Tables, chairs and sofas. One wall of the hall is covered with mirrors.
Equipment: TV, video projector, DVD player, small sound reproduction
Type of facility: meeting room, club room, banqueting space
Other things to consider: The facilities are accessible
Renting dates and times
- Wednesday 9.00-13.30
- Thursday 9.00-13.30
- Saturday 9.00-12.30
- Sunday 9.00-12.30
Group 1: 30 €/h
Child and youth groups of Turku-based youth, sports, exercise, culture, and other recreation clubs, groups of disability organizations, youth activity groups, as well as other child and youth groups of the divisions of Turku City.
Group 2: 50 €/h
Other users (adult groups, other associations, businesses, private persons, etc.)
The rentable facilities comprise an arts and crafts room, group room, club cafeteria, kitchen, and the banqueting hall. The banqueting hall is ideal for larger events because of its portable furnishings, and also for dance practice because of the mirrors that cover one entire wall. The facilities of Teräsrautela Youth Space are suitable for meetings and parties.
Runosmäki Youth Space is located in the middle of Runosmäki, along the Piiparinpolku walkway. Due to its central location it is easy and safe for also the smaller ones to come visit the youth space. The banqueting hall has a stage for e.g. performances.
Type of facility: meeting room, club room
Pansio Youth Space is located next to Pansio sports field. It is along the routes of buses number 42 and 99.
Paattinen Youth Space is located in the Paattinen Community Centre. The facilities are rented for parties and meetings, among other things.
Type of facility: meeting room, club room
Jyrkkälä Youth Space is located on the other side of the road from the blocks of flats and Sale (grocery store), next to the football field. It is along the routes of buses number 12 and 61. Next to the building there is a multipurpose field where it is possible to play basketball, floorball, volleyball, and other outdoor games.
Youth spaces or their single rooms can be reserved for singe uses or for regular use. Aura Brewery is part of the music activities of Youth Services. The facilities include two fully equipped training rooms for bands. The rooms are primarily meant for under 18-year-olds. Time slots are given only for complete groups, not for individuals.
Time slots and fees
There are time slots on weekdays between 16.00 and 21.00.
Each young persons who uses the training facilities must pay a half-yearly material fee of 20 euros.
Reservations must always be applied for by submitting a written form to Monitori. Fill the application form completely; applications not completed in full will not be processed. Applications are processed in order of arrival - the processing period is three weeks maximum.
Nuortenideat.fi (Ungasidéer.fi) is a free-of-charge low-threshold influencing service where the youth can voice their opinions via enquiries and discussions in Finnish and Swedish.
Nuortenideat.fi is a tool for hearing the opinions of the youth, discussing them, and taking them into account in decision-making. The aim is to offer the youth happy experiences of participation and an accessible and democratic channel of influencing.
Vepsä is a lovely outdoor recreation island in Airisto. The island offers a wonderful setting for a day trip, since it can be easily accessed with a water bus from the shore of the River Aura. There is something to do in Vepsä for all ages. You could spent a summer day by swimming, barbequing, or playing minigolf. A breathtaking view of the archipelago opens from the vantage point on top of the rocks.
Fishing licences in Turku waters
Turku City owns waters in:
- the sea area in front of Turku
- Rahi, Kustavi
- Maisaari, Rymättylä
- Björkholm and Nötö in Nauvo
See the exact locations on the pdf map below:
Parks and other green areas are maintained according to the national park maintenance classifications. The maintenance classification of a park is determined by the area’s location and purpose of use. Parks in the City Centre are maintained more intensively.
Turku City parks are characterized by diversity. Diverse natural conditions of the parks ensure functional green corridors and ecological connectivity. This is why a park can often have areas with different maintenance levels. For example, one part of a park may be classified as a landscape meadow and another as a park forest.
Turku is known as a green city and as the birthplace of the country’s gardening culture. The first urban trees in the country were planted in Turku, which is why it is possible to see exceptionally large and old trees, for example, by the banks of the River Aura and around the Cathedral. Even today the trees in the parks and by the streets make the city into a comfortable and humane place for its residents as well as visitors.
Vartiovuorenpuisto is one of the oldest and, considering the landscape and cultural history, also one of the most valuable urban parks in the country. In the beginning of the 1800s Vartiovuori was only barren rocks, just like all other hills in Turku. During the centuries the rocks had been quarried for stone for the construction of the city and the trees growing on the hill had been chopped for firewood.
The Sports Park is an urban park that combines sports and exercise activities, and where the fields and courts of various sports have been situated in a parklike and nowadays even forestlike environment.
The park and its functions can be divided into several sections: the Paavo Nurmi Stadium and its immediate surroundings form the functional centre and heart of the park, from which several routes run to the fields and courts on the edges of the park.