City park in Vimmerby
Källängsparken, the city park in the center of Vimmerby, is considered a well-preserved example of the romantic functionalism in landscaping, which was developed in the 1940s to 1950s in Sweden.
At the beginning of the 1950s, Källängsparken was designed by Ulla Bodorff, one of the most famous Swedish landscape architects of the 20th century. As the only city park designed by her, which still exists, it was declared a monument in 2010.
At the time the park was created, it met the ideal of a modern, multi-functional park that would offer both a pleasant atmosphere to relax and unwind as well as space for games and sports.
The most striking part is an alley with ornamental apple trees whose crowns form a dense roof of white blossoms in spring. No less beautiful is a series of pergolas, which form a sort of green and shady tunnel.
There is also a centrally located playground and a beach volleyball court, a place for boules and tennis courts.