From a swimming spot to a sledding hill

Soihtu’s real estate manager Markku Kilpi names Haapaniemi beach his favorite place in Jyväskylä. The beach was close to his childhood home and he used to spent time there with friends during both summers and winters.

“After the ice melted, we went swimming and played by the creek that flows into the lake. In winter, the slope served as a sledding hill, and you could slide far, all the way to the frozen lake.”

Markku describes the beach as a golden memory, which has become more nostalgic with age. These days, he visits the beach regularly during the summer – inspired by memories.

“Haapaniemi beach was a good sledding hill in winter, a great location to build dams by the creek in the springtime and a nice place to swim in summer,” he says. Today, he appreciates the peaceful location and tranquility of the beach.

To the question of whether the place looks and feels the same it did as a child, the answer is clear.

“It doesn’t, and that’s quite alright. However, the nostalgia for ease has remained in place.”

Haapaniemi beach is Markku’s favorite place in Jyväskylä

“After the ice melted, we went swimming and played by the creek that flows into the lake. In winter, the slope served as a sledding hill, and you could slide far, all the way to the frozen lake.” – Markku Kilpi, Soihtu’s real estate manager

Man looking through a lifebuoy

More News

Soihtu Korttelikylä Tenants’ meeting on Tuesday, November 22nd

/ 18.11.2022

Soihtu invites the tenants of Korttelikylä to the annual Tenants’ meeting on Tuesday, November 22nd from 5pm onward at Ilokivi Venue (Keskussairaalantie 2). Soihtu staff is there to talk about current housing issues and tenants will have the...

How to prepare for a power outage as Soihtu’s tenant?

, / 18.11.2022

In the coming winter, due to the electricity shortage, we may have to resort to pre-planned power outages to balance the load. Preparing for a power outage is one of the civic skills.

Tenants’ Info Letter of November

, / 14.11.2022

Soihtu Housing tenants receive a newsletter about the current housing topics in Kortepohja Student Village, Soihtu Vehkakuja and Soihtu Korttelikylä every month. The newsletter is sent to the e-mail address found in our system and provided by the...