PLUG N PLAY is an urban activity park in Ørestad South. It opened in 2009 and is placed on a temporary available building site. It is open 24-hours a day and the activities are free for all.
The 25,000m2 that is PLUG N PLAY features the following range of different sports and activities:
- A football field (fits 7 people)
- A street football field (fits 5 people and made of plastic grass)
- A street basketball court
- Beach volley and beach tennis
- Two big swings
- The biggest speedskate lane in Denmark
- 30 urban gardens
- The biggest parkour facility in Denmark
- The biggest Dirtjump and pumptracks in Denmark
Five different sport clubs have been related to PLUG N PLAY from the beginning: Vesterbro Rulleskøjte Klub (speedskating), Team JiYo (parkour), De Urbane Haver (Urban gardening) and Danske Freestyle (Freestyle cycling at the jumps and pumptracks). Beside these sports clubs Ørestad Spartans (American football club) and two local football teams are assigned to PLUG N PLAY.
All the sports clubs have agreed to collaborate with CPH City and Port Developement to get small practical jobs done at the area, like chalking the football fields. They are also obligated to participate in a sports festival held at PLUG N PLAY each year, and to organize one public event where everyone can participate and learn about the activities.
PLUG N PLAY – a public space
PLUG N PLAY is used by citizens, schools and classes, kindergartens and families from all of Copenhagen and the nearby regions. It is free to use and it is open 24 hours a day. It is possible to get water from the two water pumps, but the toilets are only open when the sports clubs are, because they maintain them. Is only the sports clubs that can book the sports fields, but is it possible to see when they are booked at the google calendar further down on this page.
In the summer it is possible to use the public grill. That way either a group of friends or a sports club can throw a barbecue party. This place is also a good meeting point in the big PLUG N PLAY area.
The purpose of PLUG N PLAY is to support the city life and make Ørestad exciting and full of experiences. PLUG N PLAY ‘generate’ life, because it attracts both local citizens and people from all over Copenhagen. It is a public meeting point, an area full of activities and also a place where you can discover niche sports.
PLUG N PLAY generates positive experiences and stories about the neighbourhood which affects the image of Ørestad in a positive way.