The life's work of an ITE artist - a mystical park in Parikkala
The most famous Finnish ITE artist's life's work can be found in Parikkala, along the 6 road. This magnificent work, which has been internationally recognised as one of the world's most frightening sites, is the result of more than 50 years of artistic work by Veijo Rönkkösi (1944-2010). The Parikkala Sculpture Park is Veijo Rönkkösi's masterpiece, showcasing more than 50 years of his work, with 560 multi-faceted statues lining the 6 road in Parikkala. The largest section of the park consists of 255 statues in yoga pose
The statue park is located in Koitsanlahti in Parikkala, just off the highway 6, about 50 km north of Imatra. The distance to the centre of Parikkala is 8 km.
You can park your car in the adjacent rest area with direct access to the park. Helsinki-Joensuu trains stop in Parikkala. There is no local transport to Koitsanlahti.
The park is always open and visitors can visit at any time of the day. There is no lighting in the park. The park is always open and you can visit at any time of the day.By paying the park entrance fee on the spot, you support the maintenance of the park.
The statue park receives no public funding for maintenance costs. The maintenance of the park and the statues is dependent on entrance fees and revenues from the sale of products. By paying an entrance fee, you support the maintenance of the park.
- Adults €5
- children €2
- family ticket 10 €
Admission fee payable:
- Cash at the collection point
- By text message. The fee of €5 or €10 (family ticket) will be charged on the phone bill.
- By debit card or cash at the boutique in the park. The boutique is open in June, July and August and during events.
Museum cards are also accepted!