In the area of primary school, Tulikivi-arena and sports hall there's the activity park of Simpauttaja (Simpauttajan
liikuntapuisto), which offers multiple activities for the whole family.
Five functional sections of the park are the out-door gym, parkour
area, grass field, multipurpose arena and several playing areas for
children. Along the activity park -project the yard of primary school
and its nearby areas were refined also. The park has gotten its name
from the Simpauttaja -character, which performs in the book of the local
author, Heikki Turunen.
The activity park of Simpauttaja won the Years Sports Act -award in
the year 2016. The panel reasoned the choice because the project
involved the residents of Juuka expectionally much: "The voice of
residents of all ages has been heard. Ideas and feedback have been
received from sports community, local school students, teachers and
school staff, the Corner of Elli and workers of village societys. The
result is an activity park that is suitable for all ages and due to its
location, it is also an excellent place for school sports." (Reijo
Häyrinen SLA ry / STT Info: Vuoden liikuntateko -palkinto Juuan
Simpauttaja-liikuntapuistolle (the Years Sport Act -award to the
Activity Park of Simpauttaja of Juuka), 12.10.2016).
Address: Poikolantie 6, 83900 Juuka