City of Jyväskylä organizes public meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers. Discussion meetings between residents, officers and municipal decision-makers have been organized since 2018 in diffrent parts of the city. Topics of the discussion have varied from sport facilities to safety and to use of premises having some 20-60 participants in each meetings.
More information on participation
Antti Rajala, Senior Advisor/ Participation
mobile +358 14 266 1707, antti.rajala[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Sari Välimäki, Well-being Coordinator
tel. +358 14 266 7739, sari.valimaki[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hanna Tenhunen, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 311 8980, hanna.tenhunen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Satu Altén, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 327 3144, satu.alten[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Minna Huolman, Participation Coordinator
mobile + 358 50 530 8698, minna.huolman[at]jyvaskyla.fi
As a resident of Jyväskylä, you have many methods of influencing the operations and decision-making of the municipality. You can make your influence felt through official channels or join different participation arenas and citizen activities.
Activities in residential areas aim to strengthen the well-being of residents and enable residents to participate in the development of their own residential area. Inclusive approach based on cooperation and equal interaction is applied.
City organizes events on residential areas around the city in order to enhance dialog between citizens, elected representatives and the administration of the city. During these events a broad spectrum of services are discussed, from water supply to elderly care, according to the interests of the area.
A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.
The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website.
The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.
On this site, you will find details of the policies and measures that have been introduced for schools in Jyväskylä to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They will shape how our local schools operate in the 2020/21 academic year. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Updated on 28 August 2020
Updated on 28 August 2020
Since the quarantine recommendation expired in the summer, the aged have once again been able to conduct their own daily shopping and pharmacy visits. City-provided shopping assistance continues to be available during quarantine or isolation if you cannot get other help. If your neighbours or family members cannot help you tend to your groceries, shopping or pharmacy visits, contact us for guidance at our helpline.
Situation in Jyväskylä on 5 April 2021
Number of infections: 1808 (THL statistics)
Access to sampling 0-1 day
Laboratory results 1-3 days
Quarantine and isolation guidelines
You have been ordered to quarantine or isolation due to coronavirus (covid-19). The quarantine period is usually 14 days.
"We do not believe in ghosts, nor in photographs. We believe in each other.”
New Ghosts is a photographic series by a father and his daughter, something they have been working on together since 2011, when Astrid was four. In this series moments of happiness, play, and escapism walk hand in hand with the darker tones of life. This photographic series has two authors: an adult and a child – both with their own voices as artists. In the photographs these voices are simultaneous, overlapping and completing each other.
The Jyväskylä Region is favourably located from a geographical point of view. Reaching the Jyväskylä Region is relatively quick and straightforward from just about anywhere in Finland. The City of Jyväskylä stands at the confluence of numerous trunk roads (highway 4, E75, 9, E63, 13 and 23), so road connections from elsewhere in Finland are quick and easy. The distance between the capital Helsinki and Jyväskylä, for example, is approximately 270 km.
In Jyväskylä you can find eight carpet washing jetties that locate in Huhtasuo, Keljonkangas, Lehtisaari, Palokka, Tikkakoski, Kuohu, Vesanka and Korpilahti.
Self-service carpet washing jetties are prepared for use after winter at the beginning of May until September. Carpet washing jetties are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There are not running water after 10:00 pm.
Carpet washing jetties are free of charge. Please, remember to take your own soap with you and keep surroundings tidy.
For group reservations, contact the museum info at: ksmuseo.info(at)jyvaskyla.fi
Exploring Central Finland
In the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Central Finland, you can listen to the stories and memories as told by people from Central Finland, marvel at the beauty of the evolving environment, pop in to see a film, read comics about the early days of Jyväskylä, feel the magic of the smoke sauna and relive glorious moments of sports history, or immerse yourself in rap music. Children can play hopscotch and other traditional playground games, visit the old farmers’ market and create cave paintings using modern techniques.
The Museum of Central Finland is an accessible building with lifts serving all floors. Pushchairs for toddlers are available for loan in the wardrobe. Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor. The baby care room is in the women’s toilet.
Guide and helper dogs are welcome in the museum. The museum exhibits also include items that you may touch. Do not hesitate to ask for advice. We are all here for you.
Open Tuesday–Sunday 11.00–18.00.
Different opening hours on public holidays.
Admission EUR 8, pensioners EUR 6, students EUR 4. Free admission for those under 18.
What would be more delightful than taking in the atmosphere while shopping? KeMu offers this opportunity at the Sparvin Museum Shop in Toivolan Vanha Piha. The range of products include period items consistent with the spirit of Jyväskylä at the end of the 19th century. The museum shop is located in the Sparvin House, the oldest residential building in Jyväskylä centre still standing in its original plot. The building was completed in 1861. Please pop in and visit us!
The museumshop is temporarily closed due to coronavirus situation
The Museum of Central Finland, less formally known as ‘KeMu’, offers a tour of Central Finland and its people. No matter what sort of ties you may have to Central Finland, your role on this journey is essential. We all possess a wealth of valuable information. Let’s share it!
In this magnificent museum building located in Ruusupuisto Park and designed by Alvar Aalto, you can just hang out, immerse yourself in the exhibitions, recall the past, learn or just marvel at everything!
Vapari offers advice and guidance to people seeking volunteering opportunities in Jyväskylä. We work to raise the profile and standards of volunteering in our local area.
What we do:
Bold experimentalism and novel breakthroughs propelled the emergence of a generation of young artists. Grand narratives gave way to expressing subjective emotions and experience. Jyväskylä Art Museum’s exhibition takes you on a time travel into the recent past of art from Central Finland. The extensive exhibition features a selection from the most interesting works in Jyväskylä Art Museum’s art collections from 1975–1997.
Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals. The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.
Psychiatric nurses working as part of the pupil and student support services team offer support to young people under the age of 18 and their families with mental health, drug, alcohol, gaming and gambling addiction issues. If you feel that you need help with any of these issues, you can get in touch with the nurses directly. Alternatively, contact can be initiated by a teacher or school nurse, however, staff must discuss this with you or a member of your family first.