Every thing can rise to a new existence. All you need is a little imagination. Of course, and like-minded people.
From a dream to the realization of the idea
The history of Žalvaris Park began in 2005, when the founder of the park, Algirdas Nomeika, decided to fulfill his nearly 30-year-old idea to establish an amusement park. Algirdas himself was one of the main organizers of public events held in the capital of Lithuania. During his life, he implemented countless events, festivals and celebrations and has as many as 40 records in his account. Algirdas organized such events as: Song Festivals, World Lithuanian Games, hot air balloon championships, fireworks festivals and many other events and celebrations. After purchasing a homestead with an area of almost 40ha in the village of Skrebuliai, located near Molėtai, Algirdas gradually began to nurture the homestead and gave it a second life. The park's idea is another use of waste material, giving it another meaning. In the creation of exhibits, old stage structures and other materials that once had a completely different purpose are often used. This is to draw attention to the conservation of nature and various resources and to encourage the reduction of consumerism in society. The aim is also to show visitors how useless things can be turned into unusual and interesting works not only for entertainment, but also for interesting lessons.
Many exhibits and objects that are found in the park are related to the events that Algirdas once organized, and after them simply became unwanted and are now given a second life in the territory of the park. Sculptures of galloping horses erected in the meadow up on the hill, which often remind the visitors of ghosts, were once a beautiful decoration of the theater stage. Several other exhibits in the park have even entered the Lithuanian record book, such as: the largest scooter and pipe or the longest paddle. Each piece was created with ingenuity, social issues in mind, a sense of humor and has its own meaning and philosophy. The owner of the park also infected a number of his friends with his enthusiasm for creation. Later they became his colleagues in the park and helped Algirdas to nurture the idea of the park.
It is not uncommon for visitors to have the idea that the exhibits in the park are made of brass, but brass has absolutely nothing to do with the park and the exhibits in it. There are no brass works or sculptures here, and the name of the park simply comes from the nearby town of Žalvariai A. Nomeika has mentioned that he has thoughts and ideas 700 years ahead, and implemented only 1 percent. "Although they say that only fools are absolutely happy, I think I can call myself a happy person. I'm finally doing something that gives me immense satisfaction. Besides, others like it too. What more do you need?" The goal of the founder of the park is to show that all ideas can be realized and that every idea can become a reality. Algirdas dream was not to get rich, but for people to come, be happy and see something different and unique. A. Nomeika also tried very hard to encourage students and young people to be interested in nature, ecology, sustainability, cleaning and to pay more attention to nature and not to computers, because many of us spend a lot of time in front of computers and mobile phones these days.
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After the death of the founder, the park was taken over and the family member of Algirdas are engaged in its maintenance. A. Nomeika's children continue their father's activities - as far as possible, they updated the park's exhibits, created new ones, implemented their ideas: a tree bogeyman, a virus made of welded metal, unique water slides, a tree of light have appeared in the park. Everything here is close to them, because they themselves contributed to the old exhibits - their father organized a kind of competition for them, who would come up with the best idea. currently, the park's activities are nurtured by the middle offspring of the founder, also named Algirdas.
Now, more than ever, the aim is to create a responsible and sustainable park that both children and adults can enjoy. Efforts are made to ensure that people who come to Žalvaris Park spend their time as memorable as possible. The abundance of entertainment and games in the park will allow both families and groups of friends to have fun. The park continues to organize excursions for class or company group outings, and provides a place to celebrate birthdays or other celebrations. If you haven't been to Žalvaris Park yet, it's time to do it!
Mission, vision and values
Respect - We always aim to be courteous, respectful and considerate to all park visitors. We expect the same from our visitors.
Sustainability - when creating the park, we undertake to do it responsibly, taking into account the environment around us and its needs.
Teamwork - we know that the best work is not done by individuals, but by a team. The ability to trust each other, no matter what the circumstances, supporting each other on a daily basis, these are the values we teach our visitors as well.
The mission of our park is to create such an atmosphere that motivates and educates visitors to spend less time on computers and mobile phones and spend more time in nature. We want it to be a park to which you would like to return again and again. We wish for our visitors to aim for sustainability, to start sorting.
Our vision, as a park, is to become a world-famous and sought-after park, where neither entertainment nor educational activities are missing.