Zdounky is a small village at the foot of Chřibů, whose origins date back to the 13th century. The regional road connecting the cities of Kromus and Kijow passes through them. In the center of the village is a small square.
At the beginning of the 80s of the last century, the regional road in the village was expanded, which had to give way to the old houses in the square. Zdounky was experiencing an unprecedented boom, so at the same time, a shopping center with a nearby parking lot grew on the square.
Next to it, instead of a whole row of low houses, stood only one house, no. 30. It is a private farmer and breeder of horses Mr. A hundred year old farm owned by Mr. Wallach.
Ten years have passed. After the death of the last owner, Mrs Marie Skaselova nee Wallachova, the heirs put the house up for sale at the municipal office. For the congregation, it was a strategic location with a relatively large area in the center of the village, so in 2014 they bought the house and garden.
Subsequently, it was decided to demolish the house and make way for a park so that the entire square, which has suffered from decades of excess concrete and asphalt, will be green and airy. lighter.
In accordance with the project, a children’s corner with a herd of wooden goats, created by the artistic carpenter Ladislav Sedláček, was created in a part of the park in the same year. The central part of the park is finished with a stone composition in the form of sandstone, a symbol of the nearby Chřiby mountain range.
A gazebo, trellis with vines and decorative beds filled with lavender and roses were created. Local youth meet in the park, elderly people relax on benches, mothers with small children walk along the sidewalks. The square blooms from spring to autumn.
Successful reconstructions can be seen at the traveling exhibition My homeland is undergoing changes.