Facility reservations, Edible Park
Reservations can be applied for by using the forms of Youth Services. The facilities are rented out based on rates approved by the Youth Committee.
Reserving the Edible Park
The Edible Park can be reserved whenever its facilities are not being used for its own activities. Reservations can be applied for by using the forms of Youth Services, and an agreement on the independent use of the facilities is made for approved reservations.
When deciding on reservations, Helsinki-based youth organisations and groups are prioritised. Reservations are free-of-charge for these groups.
Please agree on the familiarisation and key handover schedule with the park staff in advance before your reservation begins.
The use of the facilities and services is divided into free-of-charge use and use subject to a fee.
The facilities’ use is based on independent use, i.e. you must leave them as tidy as they were on your arrival.
You should pay special attention to the cleanliness of the kitchen, stove, dishes and yard, as the next group may arrive immediately after you leave. You should reserve sufficient time for final cleaning and putting everything back in place. If something breaks during your reservation, you must report it to the staff.
Familiarisation, user agreement and keys
An agreement on independent use is always made for using the facilities. This agreement may only be signed by the group’s responsible person, who must be of age and who is required to present their personal identification. The key is also handed over and the practices of the facility are explained on the same occasion.
Please schedule a familiarisation tour in advance with the staff. The facilities have an information folder in which you can read the practices for the area. Instructions for returning the key are provided during the familiarisation tour.
The park has its own internet connection, for which you will receive the password in connection with the familiarisation tour.
The Edible Park’s indoor facilities and the building’s yard areas are smoke-free and substance-free, and the principles of the Smoke-free Helsinki programme are followed in them.
Youth Services locations follow a sustainable lifestyle, i.e. operate as ecologically as possible. Energy and water are used sparingly and waste is sorted carefully. Each user must sort their waste and take it to the waste shelter, in addition to placing new garbage bags in the indoor bins for the next user.
Other facilities of Youth Services, organisation newsletter and financial support
The City of Helsinki has youth centres and other facilities around the city. Associations and groups can apply for reservations of these facilities for day camp activities, for example.
The organisation’s electronic newsletter, which is released four times a year, tells associations and youth groups about financial support and other services as well as current news concerning Youth Services.
The City supports Helsinki-based adolescent and youth associations, the adolescent and youth divisions of associations, as well as youth groups, every year. Support is granted in the form of annual grants – i.e. operating grants, hiring grants and holiday camp grants – as well as project grants, which can be applied for year round.