Vake Park

Tbilisi’s Turtle Lake ropeway will reopen in September

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A ropeway connecting the biggest park in Tbilisi with a recreational lake in the hills above will reopen in September after having been closed for seven years. Spokesperson for Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC) Gvantsa Potskhveria told DFWatch […]

‘Tbilisi Ugly Walk’ explores gradual erosion of two parks

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Architect Irakli Zhvania walked us through the historic devastation of two parks in the capital. The second edition of ‘Tbilisi Ugly Walk’ highlighted how two of the most beautiful green lungs in the city have been reduced by large buildings and roads, […]

Work halted on new hotel in Vake Park

By | February 5th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , |

Vake Park one year ago. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–City Hall temporarily halted construction work on a new hotel in Vake Park in central Tbilisi on Wednesday. Environmental activists from a group called Guerrilla Gardening gathered in the park warning that the workers are in violation of law […]

Four environmental activists detained outside city council in Tbilisi

By | December 30th, 2014|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , |

Four environmental activists were detained for demonstrating outside Tbilisi City Council on Tuesday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Four environmentalists were detained outside the city council building in Tbilisi on Wednesday. The four were demonstrating against the project Panorama Tbilisi, which involves constructing a new cable car and several buildings in the old […]

Protest camp in Tbilisi to prevent new hotel in park

By | February 10th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Some offered free hugs, kisses and more. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–For the last two weeks, environment activists have been standing watch day and night in Vake Park in Tbilisi, to prevent the construction of a new hotel. The hotel will be built where an old restaurant called Budapest is located. It has been private property since 1994, but […]

1000 people demonstrated to save Vake Park in Tbilisi

By | January 20th, 2014|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: , , |

Around a thousand people gathered in Tbilisi’s Vake Park Sunday to show their resistance to a planned new hotel. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Around a thousand people showed up in Vake Park in Tbilisi Sunday to protest against the construction of a new hotel. The event, which was planned on Facebook, brought together people, families, some with dogs or carrying balloons, enjoying snacks […]

Rally against planned new hotel in Vake Park, Tbilisi

By | January 11th, 2014|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: , |

Environmentalists say it’s against the law to build a new hotel in a recreational zone, like Vake Park. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–People Friday demonstrated in front of Tbilisi City Hall against a private company’s plans to build a new hotel inside the publicly owned Vake Park in the capital. Behind the project is Tiflis Development Company, and the hotel is planned at the location […]