There are three canoeing docks by the river Aurajoki.
City of Turku maintains three disc golf courses which are in free use and cannot be reserved.
There are eight petanque courts with a stone dust surface in Turku.
In Turku there are 20 basketball courts in total, of which 13 are standard size courts and 7 are street basketball courts (smaller than 15x28 m). Courts have an asphalt surface. All basketball courts are in free use and cannot be reserved.
Multipurpose courts are small courts, usually with an asphalt concrete surface. In addition there are multipurpose lawns in Impivaara and Pansio sports park. Courts are suitable for ball games and other types of sport activities. Multipurpose courts are in free use and cannot be reserved via Timmi reservation planner.
Outdoor gym devices offer a fun way to train muscles outdoor anytime for free while enjoying the fresh air. With outdoor gym devices, such as lat pull down, pull up, leg press and benches, one can exercise the whole body. The combination of devices varies between places.
In addition to the places listed below, the Ruusukortteli wellbeing centre has outdoor gym devices located on its yard.
From the list of locations you can see the equipments of each place. You can see the booking status of the place in the Timmi booking calendar.
On schooldays the student gets a warm meal between 10.00 and 12.00. The meal covers approximately one third of a person’s daily food requirements.
Arkea Ruokapalvelu sells snacks in secondary schools and in upper secondary schools when it is allowed. List of schools and information about snacks and payment options are available in Finnish.
A student will be offered a special diet if the reason is medical, religious or ethical.
Sand fields in free use are free of charge for everyone and cannot be reserved. Night time silence at 22-07.
Sand fields are classified into three classes according to their size: Small sand fields (max. 40x60 m), sand fields for small-sided games (min. 40x60 m) and big sand fields (min. 45x95 m). Most of the fields in free use are small sand fields with the exception of ten sand fields for small-sided games. The fields are covered with either sand or stone dust.
Sand fields are classified into three classes according to their size: Small sand fields (max. 40x60 m), sand fields for small-sided games (min. 40x60 m) and big sand fields (min. 45x95 m). In Turku there are 21 small sand fields, 32 sand fields for small-sided games and 8 big sand fields. During the winter some fields can be used for ice skating. Fields are covered with either sand or stone dust.
From the locations list you can see the equipment of each place. You can see the booking status of the place in the Timmi booking calendar.
From the location list you can see the equipment of each place. You can see the booking status of the place in the Timmi booking calendar.
Museums upheld and/or owned by the City of Turku are:
- Turku Castle
- Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
- Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
- Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House
- Biological Museum
- Kurala Village of Living History
The parents take care of the maintenance of the child according to their maintenance capacity and the child’s maintenance needs. Factors that will be taken into account when assessing the parents’ maintenance capacity are age, work capacity, possibility to work, disposable funds, and other maintenance obligations.
Mainly, the child’s right to receive maintenance from his/her parents ends when the child becomes 18 years of age. Even after this the parents are responsible of the costs of the child’s education, if this is considered reasonable (education allowance).
The City of Turku documents are stored in the Turku City Archives and in divisional archives. The City of Turku Archives have the permanently stored documents mainly dating from before the 21st century. Newer documents are stored in the divisional archives.
Natural grass fields cannot be used without a reservation. Reservations are regulated to 16 hours per week in order to prevent grass abrasion. Both public and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi, excluding the reservations for the member teams of Finnish Football Association (SPL). Member teams should apply for reservations from the SPL’s Turku district organization. Night time silence at 22-07.
Beach volleyball courts are soft sand courts.
All beach volleyball courts are free of charge for everyone. Regular reservations can be applied for some of the courts and are distributed every spring. Public reservations can be made at any time during the season via Timmi reservation planner. Permissions for events must be applied for two months in advance. One must be of age in order to make reservations.
Some of the courts are in free use and all courts can be used freely if there are no reservations at the time.
There are clay, artificial lawn and asphalt surface courts for tennis players in Turku. Clay courts can be used only with reservation. Other courts can be used by anyone if they are free. The summer season for asphalt and artificial grass courts is 2 May – 1 Oct 2017.
Please note that it is also possible to make reservation online. TVS-Tennis ry is responsible for the reservations of the Sports Park tennis courts.
Both public and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi, excluding the reservations for the member teams of Finnish Football Association (SPL). Member teams should apply for reservations from the SPL’s Turku district organization. When a field is free, one can play there without a reservation. Night time silence at 22-07.
In addition to beach volleyball courts, Turku city has outdoor volleyball courts that have a stone dust surface. Usage of volleyball courts doesn't require reservation. Courts are open and free of charge for everyone.
During summertime the best places for aquatic activities are the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium. Kupittaa is the long time favourite of families with children. Samppalinna offers excellent facilities for fitness swimmers as well.
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
KOHO is part of Ohjaamo in Turku. The career planners of KOHO serve young persons by appointment when closer guidance is needed. KOHO provides information and guides young persons under 30 years of age away from unemployment by providing solutions that match with the interests and life situations of the youth.
You can book an appointment by coming to Ohjaamo, by calling the general service number (+358 (0)40 724 5440), or by calling the career planners directly. Your social worker or employment counsellor can also book a time for you.
Hey you 15-29-year-old youth or young adult!
You can come and chat with the outreach youth workers over a cup of coffee, for instance. You can talk about anything that puzzles you. Our activities are voluntary and confidential.
Contact us if…
…your plans for the future are unclear
…you do not have a job or a study place
…you are lonely and want something to do
…filling official forms feels difficult
…you just want to chat or you would like to get support in a life situation that feels difficult.
The statutory preschool education of the City of Turku is meant for all children under school age one year before the start of the child’s compulsory school education. The duration of the free preschool education is at least 700 hours per year, that is, approximately four hours a day.